Jay Dee Barry comes from a long line of artists and craftsmen. She became a Sumi painter at age 15 and was offered a gallery contract two years later. With a well-established art career, Jay Dee continued developing her natural artistic talent and technical skills to become a graphic designer with an emphasis on serving the printing industry. Jay Dee recently expanded her creative focus to illustration, photography and photo illustration and manipulation. In 2006 she began a new division which assists self-publishing authors with book design. Currently, Jay Dee is a Contributing Artist at FaithClipart and president of Jay Dee Barry Design in Medford, Oregon, a full-service graphic design, illustration and digital services agency serving the Rogue Valley since 1985.