Jen Gubicza is the designer and maker behind Zooguu. Jen graduated with a BFA in graphic design from MICA in 2001 and worked as a Graphic Designer & Creative Director at Big Blue Dot and the Boston Children’s Museum. In 2004, Jen started designing and sewing her own creatures as a hobby to get back to the enjoyment she feels when making things by hand vs. mainly on a computer. With the evolution of online selling tools like Etsy & the growth of the Maker movement, Jen made the decision to go full time with Zooguu in 2008. Together with her husband Brian, who is an illustrator, Jen sells her work at fine art + craft shows, conventions, online, and in small shops throughout the United States. Jen has also contributed soft sculpture to gallery shows, designed and produced custom toys and sculptures for corporate clients, and created puppets for an upcoming major motion picture. The Zooguu Studio is a 1200 sq. ft. space located on the island of Nahant, MA.
Ivy Fowler, a painter and illustrator (BFA Montserrat College of Art), helps with production work, studio organization and in person sales for Zooguu. She is a wonderful asset to the Zooguu studio & you may get the chance to meet her at an upcoming event! You can also see her paintings on her instagram account.