Hello. I’m Jeska !
I hail from Detroit, rustbelt terrain of Polish food, salt mine stalagmites, and the birthplace of techno music. During my undergraduate years at the Uni. of Detroit Mercy, I studied English and film/photography, wrote for numerous print and online publications, and developed a plethora of websites before it was cool. I also served as Detroit’s unofficial, resident urban archaeologist, exploring and documenting Detroit’s stunning yet abandoned Michigan Central Train Station.
After a few years spent working a multitude of various jobs for now-defunct dotcoms, I headed westward, ho, to Denver, where I spent two years as an impoverished graduate student in Digital Media Studies.
The next chapter of my life took me further westward to the California, where I first worked at the San Jose Museum of Art as resident Web Maven/Marketing extraordinaire. Then it was a bit further north/west to San Francisco to follow my dream of working in tech.
From 2004-2010, I worked with Linden Lab on the very cool Second Life (virtual world) project. After that I went to Wikia, where I helped to foster some of the most passionate online communities on the planet.
Since then, I’ve worked with other awesome online communities including Coffee & Power, CreativeLive, and Campus coliving. Most recently, I worked with TheBoardlist, an impressive startup working to increase diversity on private and public company boards, and Allegory, Inc, a professional communication, training, coaching and behavior changing company.
I adore a fancy craft cocktail and sometimes write about cocktail recipes, ingredients and other cocktail related fun over at my blog Geeks With Drinks. In addition, I am an aspiring and ever-learning artist. I adore all things book art, especially letterpress and bookbinding, dabble at painting and drawing, an occasional travel journal and lots of arts and crafts with my two kiddos. Don’t miss my 30 days of art project for a glimpse into my journey to take 30 art classes in 3 months.