About the Artist

Hi there! I'm Dana, the artist of Jem and Cozy. Every design offered at Jem and Cozy was painted or digitally drawn by me!

I remember drawing pictures for my family members when I was 4 years old, drawing every scene of Sailor Moon I could get my hands on in elementary school, and daydreaming in college about having an art cafe.

I remember finding comfort in drawing and writing letters to my friends and loved ones since elementary school as my family moved around constantly. I have always loved the feeling of receiving handwritten letters and the smell of paper and ink. I cherished the scent and energy of bookstores and stationery stores and would spend hours exploring all of pens, stickers, and notebooks they had to offer. 

I have a background in Psychology and Occupational Therapy. My line of work has inspired a lot of wellness and self care messages in funny and relatable ways which you will see is one of my favorite themes in my art. Some of my favorite art topics are puns, animals, flowers, and snarky phrases that bring people a moment of laughter and comfort.

I have learned over time that you should follow your dopamine. There is magic in creating, writing, doing, making, and being. This is the feeling I hope to share with you all through my work. Thank you for being here and spending your time with me.

What does Jem and Cozy mean?

"Jem-mi" refers to the Korean word "fun" and "cozy" plays homage to my aunt's nail salon Cozy Nails. I spent many summers surrounded by women and art at my aunt's nail salon. It was always full of laughter, stories, and I loved watching all the intricate designs coming together on people's nails.

Jem and Cozy offers a variety of stationery goods with the mission to make you feel a sense of fun (jem-mi) and coziness. The glee I want to pass on to others through my work is the kind of joy I would feel when I'd walk into my favorite stationery store, open up my cherished sticker book, or receive a handwritten letter from my friend across the country. I hope you enjoy this shop as much as I love putting out art into the universe.