about painted fish studio

{ a blog about creating and exploring art & design in the twin cities }

painted fish studio is the work of jen shaffer. jen has a degree in graphic design (with a minor in art history), and currently works in IT during the day. she has explored creative outlets with classes at minnesota center for book arts, northern clay center, minneapolis college of art and design, and u of m’s compleat scholar program over the last few years. painted fish studio is a means to get back into the bookmaking/collage/assemblage projects and other creative fun.

jen has a deep respect for those that take the leap and do their best to make a living doing creative things they love. this blog is a small part of her attempt to become creative again, and to share creative ideas/events with her friends. and maybe it’ll help her figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life…

jen has been featured on the following sites:

bloesem : some things i liked this week
cargoh : 3×3 with painted fish studio

saturday morning vintage : interview – painted fish studio
paper crave : verb notebooks
lottie loves : the creative loves of… painted fish studio

carina’s craftblog : getting to know you – jen, painted fish studio

jen’s work can be found in the following books:

chairs : a polaroid collection jen shaffer
i heart stationery
charlotte rivers
making mini books
kathleen mccafferty
WORD : a polaroid collaboration jen shaffer & jen victoor

contact: jen {at} paintedfishstudio {dot} com

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all photographs on this blog were taken by jen shaffer, unless credited otherwise. please do not steal them for personal use!