Meet our illustrator

Introducing Jess McGeachin

Melbourne-based author and illustrator, Jess McGeachin, designed the 2020 PRC illustrations showcasing this year's theme Reading: Everyone, Everyday. His debut book, Fly, was published by Penguin Random House in 2019 and a second title, The Lost Library, will be published this year. During the weekdays, he works as a graphic designer at the Melbourne Museum.

Jess loves creating richly detailed picture books that celebrate the world around us. Inspired by Australia's diversity, he created three unique illustrations to encourage children and students to read every day wherever they may be.