Jean was born and raised in New York City, and her interest in art began at a young age. Inspired by iconic illustrators Rene Gruau and Antonio Lopez, she became interested in fashion drawing, and was encouraged to develop her skills through education.
While attending the High School of Art & Design, she received her first freelance commission during her senior year. After earning a degree in Fashion Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she began a successful career in New York’s Garment Industry.
Jean also enjoys watercolor painting, and designing custom artwork. She continues to work in New York as a freelance artist, and lives with her husband in a suburb outside of Manhattan.
Her client list includes prominent companies in the Fashion Industry: Macy’s merchandising Group, Talbots, Jones New York, Hearts of Palm / Ruby Road, Kellwood Company, and Merci New York- a chic styling service for the busy New York City bride.