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Meet the Artists!

- Rory Smith, Illustrator -

Rory Smith was born in Ithaca, New York, and currently resides in Burbank, CA. After receiving his BFA in 2006 from The School of Visual Arts as an  Animation Major, he began working in the New York City area on a variety of projects. Rory’s early artistic endeavors included animation, illustration, storyboarding, and even cake decorating.  In the years following his work on The Jessie Books, Rory has gone on to work as a Story Artist for He has worked as a Story Artist for clients including CBS, Dreamworks TV, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, and Disney TV. Rory also continues to develop his own line of comic books for people of all ages.  Check out more of Rory's visual magic at Rory Smith - Story Artist.

MJ Sullivan is a queer, nonbinary creative/designer from & currently in New York.  A graduate from Pratt Institute with a degree in Communications Design, they live to create and work with others to make their ideas come to life. As an adult emo, they love curating Spotify playlists, reminiscing on their nights spent in mosh pits & crying to Phoebe Bridgers on long, daily hikes. You can check out their instagram (@mjsullivanart) or their website ( for more of their illustration, design, motion & photography work.

- MJ Sullivan, Designer -
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