Jean's art education began at home — a household filled with art, books, and "creative monkey business" by her mother Priscilla, a graphic designer and artist with a great eye and sense of fun.
After receiving her BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design, Jean based her studio in Manhattan for the next dozen years. By the mid-1980s she'd developed a high-impact, graphic scratchboard style, and had begun working with clients such as Newsweek, Business Week, The Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. She also began a long and fruitful relationship with Reactor Art & Design, who served as her agent for the next 15 years.
Jean continues to illustrate for magazines, newspapers, advertisements, corporate communications, packaging and products. Over the years her images and self promotions have been featured in books and magazines about illustration and digital technique, including the Adobe Illustrator Wow! Book, The Business of Illustration, and The Designer's Guide to Global Color Combinations. Her work has been recognized with awards from American Illustration, Print, and The Society of Illustrators (Silver Medal).
After 30 years on the east coast, and another six in Denver, Jean recently returned to her Midwestern roots. Her present studio is located at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, a community of artists, musicians and art educators in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
American Express, Barron's, The Boston Globe, Business Week, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Children's Hospital (Denver), Ghirardelli Chocolates, The Hartford Courant, Moosehead Breweries, Newsweek, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Prevention, Reader's Digest Media, Reebok, Rolling Stone, Smith Barney, Sprint, Time, Time for Kids, Sports Illustrated, Trincero Family Estates, United States Bureau of the Census, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post