Jesse Hodgson studied Illustration in Bristol at the University of the West of England. She now lives and works in Bristol, where she has a studio space.
Her Illustrations for Pongo received the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the 2012 Macmillan Children’s Book Awards before being published by Flying Eye Books in 2013.
“I take my inspiration from nature and I try to draw as much as possible from life as it helps me to understand how something moves and is put together anatomically. I enjoy creating loveable and funny characters, and I’m often found talking to my drawings as if they’re real.”