Hello, my name is Jessica and I am an illustrator based in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and spent most of my childhood growing up in the city before moving to California, USA. After finishing my studies at The University of California Berkeley and The Royal Danish Academy, where I earned a BA in Architecture. I worked in the field of architecture in Tokyo and London before focusing on illustrations.

My work mainly focus on narrative storytelling. When I was little, my mother purchased three boxes of picture books from around the world for us, and I still remember many of the illustration vividly. As I grew older, graphic novels and mangas became a main source of escape into fascinating worlds and exciting stories. I am still adding new titles into my collections to this day, which meant they are probably the largest genre of books I consume. Adding the architecture world into this mix, brings me naturally to solve many problems visually while retaining the spark for imagination and humor. Currently, I am taking on various projects in editorial and conceptual illustration.
When I am not drawing or wracking my brain for visual ideas, I enjoy playing the clarinet, reading, hiking, playing on Nintendo Switch (favorite games: Zelda Breath of the Wild and The Witcher 3), and spending time with my husband and two gremlin kids.

If you are interested in my works, would like to commission me for a project, would like to offer me representation, or simply just to say hi, please send an email to jesscplai@gmail.com
Thank you very much and looking forward to hearing from you!

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