To Jae, design is inherent. As a dyslexic child she had a hard time reading and writing but never creating or imagining spaces in 3-dimensions. She was designing barns and treehouses as a child. As an adolescent she designed homes that incorporated nature. In middle school she began drafting – birdhouses, furniture and small things. In high school, she continued drafting and won first place in a Texas state competition for a complex machine part she had rendered by hand. She applied to college to study architecture, as building homes was her life’s dream. Though she soon changed majors to Computer Science, having had a strong interest in them and the internet. By her sophomore year, she again changed majors to Graphic Design, seeing how it incorporated art and computers and realizing that union would be vital in the future. She had a knack for graphic design and soon a love.

That was 1999. She’s been a freelance designer ever since. Sometimes working for companies, large and small. Sometimes taking a break from design to work in small health food stores or travel.


Currently, Jae is ready to move on from solely being a graphic designer and website maintainer to pursuing her love of art, community, agriculture and designing space.


Jae Sanders has lived in:

  • Taos, New Mexico
  • Crestone, Colorado
  • Sebastopol, California
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • Boerne, Texas
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota