Jay Cooper worked as a designer and art director for twenty years in the book publishing, magazines, apparel, and advertising industries before writing and illustrating his first published book. As a creative director at a major Broadway advertising agency, Jay has worked on art and advertising for more than 100 Broadway shows. Jay’s unique journey from book fan to book illustrator and writer is an engaging eye-opener to children about how important (and fun!) a life spent chasing the unity of pictures and words can be.
Jay lives in Maplewood, NJ and he’s happy to make visits in and around the NJ and NY metro areas. You can view his illustration portfolio at jaycooperbooks.com.