Jenn Pointer (“jennspoint”)
Client Services Specialist by day. Digital Artist by night. Krypronite: iced mocha mint lattes.
I enjoyed arts and crafts as a child and young adult and experimented with different mediums, but didn’t really find my niche until a friend introduced me to an online community of artists that manipulated screen shots of 3D images created in the virtual world Second Life to look like traditional artwork. I was mesmerized and captivated. Since then, I have been experimenting with digital art, photo-manipulation, and collage techniques. From figure art I moved to abstracts, and began manipulating my photos into abstract works.
Most of my pieces are square, both because I like the symmetry and because the thumbnails display properly online, and they are specially designed to be printed on acrylic or metal. I enjoy incorporating purely digital effects such as pixelation and lens flares into professional 2D wall art for display in homes, offices and galleries.
As a writer, I have been researching and writing academically since 1983 and for the web since 2002. My specialties are blogging, Internet research, deep web search, reputation management, career transitions, financial services, fact-checking, competitor and opposition research, and content writing.
My career experience is primarily in financial services client service, and my formal education is in English education. I’ve decided to build on that foundation and turn my focus toward art and writing. My desire is to network with others who are also experiencing a transition from their first career to one in the arts, and to share resources for doing that successfully.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in in Tahlequah, OK in 1990. Later, I attended the University of Phoenix Online where I earned a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in 2004, specializing in Adult Education and Distance Learning.
When I’m not drawing or writing, I’m cold-brewing coffee, and learning about nutrition and natural medicine.