Lucky is a memoir by Alice Sebold of her rape as a college freshman at Syracuse University. In this autobiography, the author discusses in explicit detail the rape and how she overcame this tragedy. Jess's non-commissioned book cover redesign uses aquatic imagery to represent Sebold's story. The subject contained within the fishbowl is a metaphor of Sebold's initial suffering. The betta fish, also known as the "Siamese fighting fish," menacingly follows the goldfish, a symbol of luck.

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Jess's book cover redesign is a winning illustration in the 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration 2017 competition. It received "Honorable Mention" in the magazine's fourteenth annual.