Jess Phoenix was born in Massachusetts, and studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2007, she moved to Seattle to be a gift and product designer, and for the last 10 years has grown in her love of color and pattern design. In 2016 she began creating her floral pieces as a side project and as a way to explore color. Most of the flowers and leaves are imagined, and act as a vehicle for her to create vibrant color relationships. She is constantly looking for new sources of inspiration and ways to create bold and colorfully rich images.