Jenn Hales grew up in an earth-sheltered home near Apex NC. As a child she spent her time reading books and examining bumble-bees in the front yard. With no TV, she occupied herself drawing creatures from nature and her own imagination. Jenn graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design. Before becoming a full time artist/illustrator she worked as a toy designer, a footwear designer, a design researcher, and a welder. She currently lives in Raleigh NC, where she’s been working as an artist and illustrator since 2010.