Behind the Design: Ivy Designer Jessica Klein of Oh, I Design
Ivy Designer Spotlight: Jessica Klein of Oh, I Design – Boston, MA
I’m originally from Oklahoma, grew up in Oklahoma City, and went to college at Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) where I gained my Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Shortly after, my now husband (then boyfriend) and I moved to San Diego, CA where he landed a fantastic job opportunity and where my career really began. The risky move to California was my biggest motivator to begin my blog and take on side design projects while working in the design industry full-time. Not only was I eager to learn, but I was anxious to make like-minded friends since leaving Oklahoma. During my time in San Diego, I was fortunate enough to grow my blog and online presence (this was before Instagram was a main platform designers/creatives were using), start a creative connection San Diego chapter where I met some amazing women with similar goals, and gain invaluable experience in the design field. San Diego will always hold a special place in my heart, not to get too sappy.
Fast forward 4 years, we are now located in Boston, MA. Yes, the complete opposite to San Diego. My husband received another incredible opportunity with the same company that we couldn’t pass up. So we packed our bags and headed East! I’m thrilled to say since we’ve moved here, I have established my design business and lifestyle blog (Oh, I Design Blog) and have worked with a handful of fantastic clients that have brought even more business. We also added a member to our family; her name is Evie and she will be 2 in September! It seems we will be here for the longterm and I couldn’t be more happy about it!