Jymi (or “Variable”) grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and lived in a couple of other states before she and Corvin Blacke finally settled in Portland in 2007.
Jymi’s dad had been a working artist since before she was born, so she’s always been surrounded by art and art-making tools. As a teenager in the 80s, she got the best of all worlds: an appreciation for art history and the classics, a solid grounding in the (then-recent) subversive post-modern movements, and giddy excitement about all the possibilities that digital technology was about to bring to the art world.
She’s also into writing, desktop publishing, oldschool publishing (mmm, the hot wax and burnishers!), RPGs (with the dice and paper), building websites, social media, music, science and metaphysics.
She does all kinds of stuff under the name of Grimagix, her production company.
Jymi has an associate degree in English from Grand Rapids Community College, another one in Digital Media Production from Portland Community College, and a Bachelor’s in Arts & Letters (magna cum laude, thank you very much) from Portland State University
Her favorite class at PSU was Latin. She stressed and cried through all three years of it, and loved every minute.
Yes, that is her natural hair-color. No, you may not touch it.