I'm Jenny Smith, the main steam behind Chasing After Dear's beautiful adventures. I offer authentic, beautiful, compelling designs. I believe in loving well, serving others with my whole heart, and making the world (and web) a more vibrant space.
I'm married to my awesome mountain-man husband, Justin. I'm a newly minted stay-at-home mom / artist / photographer who's loving life (with the help of a lot of coffee) here in my favorite Denton, TX. Most days you'll find me sporting a messy top bun, t-shirt, jeans and toms and holding my characteristic cup of coffee in one hand and a wailing offspring in the other. I love adventure and am an eat-the-icing-off-the-cake-first kind of person. I love Jesus desperately.
HUSBAND / FATHER / MASTER DATA ANALYST
Justin is 26, 6’5″, and has a beard most lumberjacks would envy. He’s witty and extraordinarily analytical, has a terrific eye for design, and has the best gut instincts we’ve ever seen.
Though you’d never expect it, Justin is a master home-chef. He makes magic in our small, 1950′s era kitchen. From home-made, golden madelines to mouthwatering Moroccan couscous, Justin stirs up pure, unadulterated flavor. His preferred Starbucks beverage is a tall, double shot, latte. He is passionate about: cooking, grilling, cheese boards, eating at great restaurants, (indie) music, traveling, and throwing dinner parties with lots of friends. He is passionately opposed to: leafy greens, raw vegetables, jogging, country music, all varieties of seafood, tattoos and body piercings.
Simple, clean, code, with limited visual “clutter.” Prefers: Old-style serif and Sans-Serif fonts, minimalist color palates, and witty writing. Excels in layout design, composing and processing photography, writing and editing, problem solving, and organization and strategic campaigns.
“RELYING ON GOD HAS TO BEGIN ALL OVER AGAIN EVERY DAY AS IF NOTHING HAD YET BEEN DONE.”
— C.S. LEWIS
Wife / Mother / Artist
Jenny is a wife, mother, artist and follower of Christ. She lives in steaming-hot Denton, TX with her giant mountain-man husband, Justin R. Smith, and their wild and adorable dragons/boys, Jude, Noah, and Ezra. She is an avid coffee lover (with a significant amount of real half-and-half)! Her preferred Starbucks beverage is a grande upside-down caramel macchiato.
Her desire is to share Christ and spread His love through serving others and through diligent, high-quality work.
She is passionate about: art, laughter, photography, theology, traveling, reading, hand-lettering, growing things, and reveling in the beauty of nature. She is passionately opposed to: gated communities, fast-food, rom-coms, all things garlic / onion, and mass-media politics.
Multi-media productions, with a highly interactive platforms. Prefers clean, modern styles paired with vibrant color, sans-serif fonts, and breaking boundaries. Excels in web, video, and print design, video and audio editing, branding, and illustration, and dabbles occasionally in app design.
Jenny believes that nearly all content on the web should be freely accessibly, easy to use, and beautifully designed.
SON / RABID WEASLE
Jude loves: hot dogs, pineapples, pizza, apple juice, gummies, legos, Superman, TRUCKS, cars, playing outside, chasing Dobby, coloring, and hanging out with Ezzie, Noah, and dad.
Colorful, complicated, shiny, with iron man boosters
SON / SILLY BOA
Noah loves: BIG TRUCKS, eating, apple juice, coffee (we try to keep it away from him), playing legos with Jude, and making dinosaur noises! His name could have been Augustine or Grey.
Chaotic, colorful – complicated and bizarre Lego city
SON / TUBBY TUBS / EZZIE BEAR
Ezzie loves: Elmo, silly faces, MILK, high-fives, playing duplo with the big boys, playing gymnastics with daddy, and chickens! He HATES car seats and driving at night.
Pollock, bright, messy