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Life and Work with Jenny Doh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenny Doh.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I used to be an art and crafting magazine editor and director of publishing for like 6-7 years. It was a rigorous schedule to suit up every day, go to the office, and manage staff to make it happen. Eventually, I left that position with the confidence that I could create art and craft books for the book industry from my home. And that’s exactly what I did. To date, my company has produced 23 books for book publishers… from creative lettering to doodling, to art dolls, printmaking, just to name a few.

Eventually, I opened a studio space in Santa Ana with the idea that I could host visiting artists within the community that I was accustomed to working with to teach workshops. That’s how Studio Crescendoh (located in Santa Ana, California) was founded.

When I started to paint during the workshops I was hosting, I developed a passion and desire to make fewer books and delve into expressing myself through the art of painting. I’ve been at this for almost a decade and I love it. The studio still hosts visiting artists but it also is where I teach and shows my work.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
At this moment, I experience a lot of peace but I’d say during my magazine days and also when my company was cranking out so many books there was stress. Through it all, what has endured is my relationships with artists. Without the relationships, I don’t think my business (books and studio) could have become as robust and successful so quickly. I’m grateful for the relationships that I’ve developed and continue to develop.

Advice for this sort of work is all about developing a skill set and then the rest is relationships. Treasure them and develop trust through honesty and integrity.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Studio Crescendoh – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I’m a painter. Oils. Gouahe. Acrylics. I call my style representational abstract. I teach it either to groups or private sessions, I travel to cities across the nation to teach, and I sell my works online and through my studio.

I’m proud when I can be in the moment and accept what is, without being attached to the past or future. When those moments happen, my art flows beautifully.

What sets me apart… is the looseness of my strokes which is created when I paint without tension or worry.

Who have you been inspired by?
I’m inspired by women who are able to create their work without an attachment to ego. In other words, without projecting an energy of neither superiority nor inferiority… just an honest presence.

I am inspired by women who are able to take care of their bodies/health and also tend to their attire with style, sensuality, and dignity.

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 7144545067
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @jennydoh
  • Facebook: @jennydoh
  • Twitter: @jennydoh
  • Other:

Image Credit:
Portrait of me: Nick Holmes

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