I grew up here in Traverse City, MI and have been involved in the arts since High School. I began my journey studying art here at NMC before transferring to Michigan State University where I earned my Bachelor Degree in Apparel and Textile Design. I also focused on Costume and Make up where I created looks for the Theater Dept, and took classes in Drawing, Painting, and Graphic Design. I was an active member in the Student Apparel Design Association as well. After earning my degree in 2005 I enrolled at Paul Mitchell Hair Expressions Academy in Maryland where I studied Cosmetology.
Since then I had moved out to San Francisco, CA where I opened my own private studio salon Jennistylez Hair Design! I was involved in photo shoots and fashion shows and specialized in Creative Color. I loved the experience, but missed being in Michigan. I recently moved back and have since focused on Illustration, Painting, Fashion and Photography. I love creating unique mixed media art as well as painting and photographing landscapes in Traverse City MI. I also have a love of fashion, and create unique apparel pieces as well which you'll also see on my page. I look forward to being back in my hometown here in Traverse City, and being involved in the Art Community!