Hi there! I’m Jessie. I am a designer and artist originally from the hills of East Tennessee, now living and creating in the ancient city of Suzhou in China. I’m a lifelong leaf collector and thrift store shopper, and I love finding beauty in the everyday. I currently run Root & Branch Paper Co., a lifestyle brand producing greeting cards, notebooks, and other paper products. On any given day you can find me drinking bubble tea, listening to Simon & Garfunkel, and most likely thinking about whales.
In 2012 I received a BFA in graphic design from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Since then, I’ve been working with a handful of nonprofit organizations as a graphic designer, visual communicator, and art teacher for children and adults. I’ve lived and worked on three continents, and my international experience plays a heavy inspirational role in my creative work.
Under my brand Root & Branch Paper Co., which launched in February 2018, I’ve created custom work for clients and launched a collection of stationery products which is now sold in 20 retail shops across the US and online at rootandbranchpaper.com.