About

Hey! I’m Jena…but you can call me Birdie.

I grew up in Michigan and moved to sunny California for my first real job in my twenties as a graphic designer. After five years of the daily office grind and some unique circumstances, I took a leap of faith and began freelancing. In the beginning, I worked here and there from the road while my hubs and I traveled North America, #vanlife. Some of the best memories! Since then, we have settled down in the midwest, become a family of three (soon to be four!), and bought a house that we are currently renovating.

Most days you can find me at my desk, hair in a bun, coffee within reach, working on a project while my toddler naps.

When I’m not designing, you can find me outside chasing my daughter around, grabbing a latte from a local coffee shop, planning our next house project, or on the couch watching a show with my husband.

An eclectic mix of the things I love most, Birdie Brain is a lifestyle blog that illustrates (literally and figuratively!) my life between lettering and lattes. I draw inspiration from my day to day, nature and the quirkiness of life.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Trails,