Jules Gissler grew up in the Big Sky country of Montana. She received a degree in Graphic Design from Montana State University in Bozeman. For the past 25 years she has stretched her creativity in many directions. Her hand-painted pillows with beads and conversational charms were sold in retail stores such as Barneys New York, Ballard Designs catalog, ABC Carpet & Home-New York, and The American Craft Museum. One of her pillow designs also became a hand-painted canvas doll named the “Baby Angel”, which celebrates individuality. She has also designed wardrobe for a blues singer, William Bell, and taught art to children. When not painting whimsical art or adding her signature designs to greeting cards, fabric, pillows and furniture, she is producing jewelry for her line, J Period-known for the ziG bracelet, made of pearls and hardware. Good Samaritan Hospital commissioned two paintings by Jules; "Hope" and "Joy”. Both are permanently displayed in the new surgery waiting area. Currently, her line can be seen at The MN Collection showroom in the Scottsdale Design District, Cornelia Park, Mackie's Parlour, Two Plates Full, Paper Joy, La Grande Orange, Ivy Boutique , Fields of Fur Pet Salon, Bees Knees, and Tempe Arts Center. Jules has lived in several cities, but Phoenix, Arizona, has been her home the past 13 years. She continues to be inspired by her daughter, her rescue dog, Harper, and her eclectic group of very cool pals.