Jessica Secheret was born in a small French town on a spring day in 1978. As a child, felt pens, colored pencils, paint and brushes were her constant companions. When Jessica had finished "decorating" every wall in her family's house, her parents realized that art school should be their daughter's next venue. Ms. Secheret then studied furniture design at Paris's Ecole Boulle and went on to stints in architecture firms. Eventually she hung up her ruler and compass, and decided to become an illustrator.