Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency

Jay Eunji Lee

Jay Eunji Lee is a children’s book author and illustrator from Korea. She graduated with an MA in Sequential Design/Illustration from the University of Brighton in 2014, where she achieved a Distinction.

Jay studied Art Education and worked as an art teacher for several years in Korea. During that time, Jay realised that learning art can make children more motivated, confident and imaginative. She wanted children to have more access to art, and decided to create picture books with various activities that children could enjoy.

During her MA course Jay started her first book, The Way To Outer Space, about a girl’s journey to another planet created by her drawings.  The Way To Outer Space includes three different craft activities which encourage children to use their imaginations, and was published by Oxford University Press in August 2016.

Jay is currently working on her second picture book and a wide range of illustrations. She also is showcasing her work at exhibitions and events in the UK and Korea. Her work can be found on her website.