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. The company’s products can be found in over 1200 stores across the globe.
Jacqueline is an expert in textile, interior, web, and graphic design. Her work for both Screech Owl Design and independent projects has been featured multiple times in Dwell, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine,The New York Times, Domino and many other publications. Jacqueline is the author and illustrator of two children’s books in "The Patchwork Adventures” (POW!) and two adult coloring books, Dream Dresses and Birds on Bikes, published by the Quercus imprint of Hachette Books. Jacqueline is also the Director of Design for Ollie, a company that offers holistic solutions for an all-inclusive living experience. Her interiors have been featured in numerous publications, including 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, Domino, and Casa de Abitare, with one of her spaces being 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 the former Creative Director of Moomah.
Jacqueline holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from the Pratt Institute where she graduated with distinction. She is also a licensed real estate broker.
A lifelong New Yorker, Jacqueline lives in Brooklyn with her two sons.