I’m Jenna Rainey.
An artist, self-taught designer, and multi-faceted creative entrepreneur who is hell-bent on teaching everyone how to find their inner creative voice.
A born-and-raised southern California girl, with nothing more than some paint brushes, her laptop and passion, I’m proud to have built an art empire of my dreams where I’ve been able to serve hundreds of thousands of people across the world.
What do I do exactly?
My Business didn’t always look like this.
Today you can find me writing and painting for my next book with Ten Speed Press, whipping up a pattern for a licensing job, or filming my next online class…but when I quit my corporate job seven years ago, I had NO idea what I was doing.
With no training in art or business, I took a chance on going after what I loved.
I started as a pointed pen calligrapher for weddings. I didn’t paint yet, I had never touched an Adobe program in my life, and probably didn’t even have a contract for client work until two years in! Was I good at calligraphy at this time in my “career”? Nope. But people were hiring me, so I didn’t pay much attention to that.
It has been a long and wild road since I quit my job and started this design agency, but little did I know that taking that risk would lead me to travel the world on a book tour, become an “Instagram Influencer,” and named one of the top creative educators of our day.
From nearly failing out of college, to waiting tables at a bar in downtown Chicago, to filing IRA applications at my financial planning job, to building an art empire from my side hustle, I’m undeniable proof that the *starving artist* narrative was made to be broken.
Which brings me to YOU!
Yes, this is a business. Yes, we sell things. But because of YOU, we are able to provide some of the best free creative and business content out there. If you really want to dig deep in some free goodies, join the Jenna Rainey Insider List. This is where I send advice and inspiration on creativity and business that I don’t share anywhere else! Also, it’s where I like to really dive deep and get to know you!
Want to know a little more about me?
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking meals for my friends, snuggling my son Myles, dreaming up my next big adventure with my husband and business partner John, and playing with my old friend: the piano.
PS. Have you taken the Enneagram personality test? I’m a Type 8 on the Enneagram 🙂
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit! I can’t wait to connect with you more and see you blossom like the prettiest little flower. Ew, terrible reference. But you get it.