Jack was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, but moved from place to place with his parents after his father joined the army. As a child, Jack drew pictures on anything he could find: the walls, the floor, the furniture, the pages of books. When he drew a picture in the dust on the family’s new car when he was five, his father decided to get him a sketch book. After graduating from high school, Jack went to art school in Phoenix, Arizona, where he fell in love with the desert. When he graduated from college, he worked in commercial art for a while and did freelance artwork for various projects. In 2011, Jack joined Black Opal Books as head of the Art Department designing their book covers. He also free lances for other publishers and authors designing book covers as Jackson Cover Designs.