Jess Kilby is a multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Her practice encompasses creative writing, game design, photography, video, site-specific installation, and mixed media assemblage. She is also the Pervasive Play developer at Pop Up Playground.

Jess holds an MA in Creative Technology from the University of Salford and a PhD in Media and Communication from RMIT University. Her practice-led research project, The Parallaxis, proposes that play is a knowledge practice which enables us to respond creatively to the unknown. It is a game of urban magic that she invites the public to play.