His bio on the Black Library website states
"Born in the year of the metal rat in the latter half of the 20th Century, Jes Goodwin was educated in Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham. He has been sculpting for twenty-one years, sixteen of those with Games Workshop. He has also worked as a freelance artist, sculptor and writer prior to discovering that full employment always beats starving in garrets. His renowned designs for Games Workshop have included the Space Marines, Eldar and Tyranids for Warhammer 40,000, and High Elves, Chaos and Skaven for Warhammer. He has two children and a string of lock-ups in his home county of Essex."