Paul Hess was born in Sydney, Australia where he studied graphic design before going on to work as an art director at various design studios. He began illustrating full-time in 1991. He has provided artwork for many book covers, cards, posters, and specialty product packaging while also illustrating an impressive 26 children's picture books, many of which he authored himself.
Paul works in pencils and watercolors but has now added digital skills to his arsenal. He lives in England.