Jesse's artwork has been displayed in galleries, cafes, nightclubs, libraries, a museum, and on his parents' refrigerator. He was awarded Grand Prize Winner in 2005 and finalist in 2006 at the international Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators New York Showcase, juried by art directors from major publishing houses. He has also shown at the Society of Illustrators Gallery in New York, in which two pieces won Honorable Mention during juried contests.
Jesse lives with his wife and sons in Washington. In addition to writing and illustrating books, exhibiting fine art and teaching art to kids, Jesse plays music occasionally, soccer religiously, and surfs the chilly NW waters as often as he can, which, as you probably guessed...is not nearly enough.