About


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. Her work is carried in over 1500 stores worldwide and counting.
 
Jacqueline is an accomplished graphic, interior, surface and product designer.

She brings years of experience designing conventional and compact spaces in both commercial and residential settings. Her interiors have been featured multiple times in numerous publications including, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Domino, Dwell Magazine, Elle Decoration, Readymade, Tiny House Hunting Episodes, The Design Sponge at Home book, The Happiness Project book by Gretchen Rubin, The little book of living small, Page Six Magazine, Remodelista, Apartment Therapy, Coastal Living, Casa de Abitare, and many 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 on Netflix, “Minimalism.”

In addition, Jacqueline’s graphics, ad campaigns, digital design, surface patterns and products have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Vogue, New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Gourmet Magazine, Babekins, Guess, Oprah Magazine, Success, Forbes, Chasing Paper, MoMa, Barnes & Nobles, Gourmet Magazine, Cooks Illustrated, Ollie, Moomah, Coca Cola, Nest, Anthropologie, Land of Nod, West Elm, The Happiness Project and more. The former Creative Director of Moomah and Ollie.co., Jacqueline is also 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.


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 also builds miniature dioramas, one of her many unique talents.)

As in nature, Jacqueline's signature hand-drawn illustrations & patterns come in all varieties of shapes, colors and sizes. She can create bespoke patterns & graphics or pull from a vast bank of images. Jacqueline’s hallmark look layers raw textures and motifs with a vintage appeal in a refined and dynamic way. Her use of earthy tones, textured tonals and a neutral palette are bound to soothe. When a project calls for it, she loves to add punches of bold & bright color.

 

Featured is a sampling of Jacqueline’s selected works. Her full and comprehensive catalog can be explored together and furnished upon request.

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 agent and specializes in renovations.


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