Just Follow Your Art is a clever stationery + gift brand by artist Jesi Ekonen.
Just Follow Your Art's signature hand lettering, humor + heart is featured on over 200 USA made products. Helping people feel connected + delighted is the driving force behind this woman-owned small business!
Over the years, Just Follow Your Art’s style and offerings have evolved to better reflect our values and the world we want to live in. We believe in the power of creativity, education and healthcare are a universal need, Black lives matter, and every person is valued regardless of ability, gender, or sexual orientation. We commit to using our small corner of the internet to promote awareness and donate a portion of proceeds to organizations making a difference. JFYA has donated to Stand Up To Cancer, Girls for Gender Equity, Planned Parenthood, and has recently partnered with Linc Up to help sponsor paid internship opportunity.
Jesi is the owner, creative director and lettering artist behind Just Follow Your Art. Hand lettering is Jesi’s favorite part of the design process which is she spends hours drawing each letter (instead of using fonts). Combining Jesi’s talents of feeling all the feels + creative lettering allows her to design pieces that you are excited to display in your home or give to others as the perfect gift.
Jesi a self-taught artist with decades of experience doodling in the margins of notebooks and meeting agendas. Jesi’s obsession with lettering and intense need for an outlet outside of school and work led her to launch Just Follow Your Art. In 2022 Jesi left her career in education to run JFYA full time!
On a good day, you’ll find her lettering from the porch with a bubbly beverage, listening to a true crime podcast. Jesi’s partner Dan supports Just Follow Your Art in many ways including famously taking over the @justfollowyourartshop instagram account, assisting with order fulfillment, and always making sure her glass is refilled. Jesi + Dan are the proud pet parents of a cat named James Earl Jones and a french bulldog named Kevin Bacon. Thank you for supporting our small business based out of Mount Pleasant, Michigan.