Jenn Hales' Profile
My name is Jenn Hales, and I’m a designer and artist living in Raleigh, NC. I grew up in an earth-sheltered home near Apex, NC. As a child I spent my time reading books and examining bumble-bees in the front yard. My family didn’t have a tv, so I drew the creatures I saw in nature and in my imagination.
Later, I moved to Ohio where I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design. I’ve worked as a toy designer at Hasbro, a footwear designer at Columbia sportswear, a design researcher at Insight Product Development, and a welder in the art and scenic department at SAS institute.
I run Patina Collaborative, a fine art and design studio that emphasizes locally made design and sustainability. Currently, I live in Raleigh with my partner Graymon and two fish. I still do not own a tv and continue to draw from my imagination.
- Joined April 8, 2010