Jessica Dacher

art direction + design + production

My love of art and design flourished from an early age. With a background in painting and drawing, a fondness for pattern, bright color and playful imaginations, I naturally found my way to designing and art directing books for children. Now, as a freelance designer and former Senior Children’s Designer at Chronicle Books, I have twenty years of experience in publishing and children’s design.

I believe that all stages of a project are important so I do it all from format development and project management to art direction, design and production. Maybe you just need someone to manage all the parts and pieces, typeset your newest book or prepare your files for print? That’s swell because I like doing that too.


I’d love to hear about your next project!


Selected clients: Chronicle Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , Scholastic, Sterling Publishing, Disney Hyperion, Sara Gillingham Studio, Peaceable Kingdom, Girl Scouts of America