Jessica Adanich was born and raised in northeast Ohio and is the daughter of Susan and Emery Adanich, whom is also an artist and designer (Click here to read more on Emery Adanich).
Jessica graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture. Her background consists of industrial design, graphic design, textiles, glass, wood and sculpture.
She has worked for world-renowned companies such as Vitamix, Hasbro Nerf, Jim Brickman and is currently the Creative Manager for Mace Security International, Inc.
Outside of working full time for Mace Security International, Inc., Jessica is the Director and Lead Artist for Ocean4. Ocean4 specializes in bringing interactive experience of art and education together for children and adults of all ages to learn more about ocean conservation. Ocean4 uses art as a vehicle to bring conservation issues to the forefront while challenging people to engage on a deeper level.
Jessica is also the author of Journal+, which is a faith-based journal that promotes positive thinking. Holy Fire Publishing published Journal+ on on June 25, 2013. She is also the illustrator of Behind the Glass with Sherman the Shark. Jessica worked with author Jennifer Chesak for this project.
She currently resides in North Royalton, Ohio, with two English Angora rabbits, Ms Penelope and Ms Clementine, two cherry barb fish (Sam and Flint), two longfish albino bristlenose plecos (Louise and Gayle) and a fancy guppy (Bob). And a lot of baby snails.
*Update 2016: Steve the crayfish has passed. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Steve but know he is up in Heaven with all the peas he wants!

More Information on Jessica Adanich:


ARTIST PROFILE  |  ART ATTACK Shark Sculptor & Conservationist Creates Educational Aquarium Exhibit to Encourage Ban on Shark Finning by Jennifer Chesak Click Here to Read


Cleveland Institute of Art Convocation 2013

Cleveland Institute of Art Open House 2013

* Steve the Crayfish is actually a YouTube star! Watch Steve and the Giant Pea. We know you will enjoy it.

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