Jesse grew up in Lititz, Pa, a small town in Lancaster County. He attended MICA and graduated from the Illustration Department in 2004. Jesse taught adjunct classes at MICA for several years after his graduation. He has worked in Philadelphia as a freelance illustrator and as a designer at the University of Pennsylvania for the past seven years. His illustration work is typically sculptural and has recently turned toward stop motion animation to bring his artwork to life. Jesse moved back to Baltimore in 2012 and is excited to return to teaching adjunct classes at MICA.