"My name is Jolene Ung. I am a Jesus-loving, artmaking, coffee-loving, wandering and exploring Long Beach native. After derailing my career in the biological sciences, I got my Studio Art degree from UC Irvine. I came back to Long Beach after a few years away, and got a job locally as a Product Manager at a company that produces PPE and safety equipment. In late 2014, I began building my brand, Quirks & Smirks, opening an Etsy shop and actually publicly producing and selling my work for the first time. Since then, I have become a seller at MADE, enlarged my product offering, and done several craft shows and events."