Jake Messing was born in northern California in 1982 . He graduated from Parsons School of Design with a degree in Illustration in 2006. He has been invited to multiple International Artist residencies including Camac Centre d' Arte (Paris, Fance) and the Banff Center (BC, Canada). Messing has had several solo shows in New York and France and has been invited to join numerous group exhibitions around North America. He was hired to manage the art department for Tiffany & Company's Global Visual Merchandising team from 2010-2015 before deciding to pursue his own artwork. He taught drawing and painting as an adjunct professor at New York University Tisch graduate department from 2012-2016. Mr Messing has recently completed a large 20'x125' mural for the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. The artist presently resides and works in Healdsburg, California and continues to paint daily and do freelance art, design and consultation for Luxury brand companies including: Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Nike, and Bergdorf Goodman, among others.