Jess has owned and operated Canvas & Kale since December of 2014, serving clients with hand calligraphy and lettering work for weddings, showers, events & more. Jess’ love for lettering was apparent early on. She would sneak into her mom’s home office and use an original feathered calligraphy pen that was used for her parent’s wedding. She has always had a love for art, and a love for creating pretty things.
Jess grew up in a small, quintessential New England town in Connecticut, with her parents and sister, and has always been considered the “artsy one” in the family. She studied Elementary Education, at Southern Connecticut State University, and after graduating, she moved to Boston, MA to pursue her Masters in Education at Boston University. Although teaching was what Jess always pictured her “grown-up” job to be, she took a leap of faith on her true passion, calligraphy, and opened Canvas & Kale.
Most days, you’ll find Jess in her home studio, drinking kombucha, and watching reruns of One Tree Hill as she completes orders. She loves yoga, coffee shops and exploring with her Fiancé and fur-baby, Berkeley Kale. Catch up with her on Instagram @canvasandkale, her Etsy shop, or through her website www.canvasandkale.com.