Born and raised in a small midwestern town, Molly grew up alongside parents who fully encouraged her love of art and all things creative. From a young age, her passion for drawing was easily seen pinned up throughout her bedroom and on the family refrigerator door. At the age of 18, Molly packed up all of her belongings to go study illustration at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. In 2010, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in illustration.
Soon after graduation, Molly started working part-time for the high-end stationery company Sugar Paper. Throughout her time there, she soaked up lots of inspiration and found her true passion: calligraphy and lettering. In 2011, she took the plunge into a full-time freelance career and has since built her business from the ground up. Molly’s work is strongly grounded in word aesthetics, ranging from lettering and calligraphy to typeface design and traditional illustration. As a freelancer, she’s had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients, such as The New York Times, Nike, The Wall Street Journal, Google, Disney, Martha Stewart, and Tiffany & Co.
Molly Jacques Workshop is an extension of another one of her passions – teaching. In 2012, she started teaching private calligraphy classes all throughout the country for eager individuals as well as globally-known companies like Victoria’s Secret. Between travel and work, she also taught hand lettering and illustration at her alma mater, College for Creative Studies. Molly’s workshops have created a community of like-minded creative freelancers who have gone on to pursue thriving careers in lettering and modern calligraphy, a community of individuals who support and encourage each other to think outside the box on what it means to do what you love.