As the daughter of two Airforce veterans, Jestenia spent most of her childhood moving from place to place.
Moving around has exposed her to variety of people and places. From North Carolina to Germany to Arkansas to England, each place was a valuable experience and influenced her growth as an artist. In her art, Jestenia aims to portray a sense of whimsy through bright colors, graphic shapes, and charming characters. She loves stories that trigger the imagination, and the potential of passing that feeling onto others is what drives her as an illustrator. When she’s not drawing, she loves spending time with her two dogs, Kojack and Katia.