Jen Long grew up in Southern California, receiving her B.F.A. from Otis College of Art and Design as well as an M.F.A. in Illustration from California State University, Fullerton. An internship followed at Walt Disney Studios based in Character Art at their Consumer Products Division. Her work is a strong combination of both traditional drawing skills and digital technique. Her professional experience includes teaching at the collegiate level for CSUF, digital character art for Disney including the Phineas and Ferb show and professional book illustration. Currently Jen works as a designer for Sizzix.