Origins


Screech Owl Design was founded in 2007 by artist and designer Jacqueline Schmidt. The company specializes in stationery, prints, notebooks, and other paper goods. All of the images are hand-drawn by Jacqueline, whose signature style blends the urban and natural, the real and fantastic, and the familiar with the mysterious.
   Where form meets function, creativity meets productivity, and beautiful design meets business development — that is where you’ll find Jacqueline Schmidt. Her talent covers a broad range of scope, from graphic design to interiors, product design to furniture curation, and packaging design to concept/lifestyle development.  

She brings years of experience designing conventional and compact spaces in both commercial and residential settings. Her interiors have been featured in numerous publications including, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Domino, Dwell Magazine, Elle Decoration, Readymade, Tiny House Hunting, The Design Sponge at Home book, The Happiness Project book by Gretchen Rubin, The little books of small living book, Page Six Magazine, Coastal Living, and Casa de Abitare, and more. One of her spaces was voted “Best of NY” interiors by New York Magazine.

Her expertise in small space living was also showcased in the number one documentary of 2016, "Minimalism." She was also the former Creative Director of Moomah and Ollie.co.

In addition to her interior work, she founded the paper goods company, Screech Owl Design, whose products and custom designs are carried worldwide in over 1250 stores including Anthropologie, ABC Carpet and Home, The MoMa Store, Barnes & Nobles, Indigo Books, and others. Her bespoke projects have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, New York Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Oprah Magazine, and many more. Jacqueline is the author and illustrator of two children’s books in “The Patchwork Adventures”, published by POW! and two adult coloring books, “Dream Dresses” and “Birds on Bikes”, published by the Quercus imprint of Hachette Books.

Jacqueline holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from the Pratt Institute where she graduated with distinction. Jacqueline has exhibited her artwork in galleries in Europe, New York, Chicago and Michigan. She is also a licensed real estate broker.

A native New Yorker, first generation American, and third generation artist, Jacqueline lives in Brooklyn with her two sons Finn Hawkin and Ryder Falcon.

For more info visit Jacqueline-Schmidt.com