Jess Metts [a.k.a. Jess Irish] is an artist, designer and writer living and working between the Catskill mountains and New York City. Having spent the last twenty years teaching and working in new media technologies, she was inspired to begin writing for children in 2013. She is currently an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and has also studied her craft at the Yale Writer’s Workshop. She also has an MFA in Studio Art from University of California, Irvine, a post-baccalaurate degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Scripps College. She is a full-time faculty in the School of Art, Media & Technology at Parsons, The New School for Design, where she is fortunate to work and teach with creative humans of all stripes.

She is represented by Erzsi Deàk of Hen&ink.


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