June 8, 2021

Jenna Freimuth - Patterns

Jenna Freimuth - Patterns

Jenna Freimuth is an illustrator and designer living in Minneapolis, building surface design patterns, stitching abstract embroideries and drawing to decorate and delight. Listen as we talk about newsletters, object permanence, regal felines with personalities, fantastical curiosity, and serendipitous connections. Jenna is also a co-founder of The Wondermakers Collective with the fabulous textile artist, Mindy Sue Wittock. They combine their artistic aesthetics and stitch layered embroideries, pen-palling them back and forth from MN to WI.


1. The graveyard of ideas that never got finished is where all of the hang ups live.

2. Be open to the opportunity to bring people into your life. You meet the people you need when you need it.

3. Explore the invisibles that come with making work.

4. Navigate your own narrative.

4. Deadlines can help override the overthinking.

Mentioned in this episode

Follow Jenna Freimuth on Instagram

Jenna Freimuth’s website

Sign up for Jenna’s Pencil Post Newsletter

The Wondermakers Collective with Mindy Sue Wittock on Instagram

The Wondermakers Collective website

Saint Kate the Arts Hotel

Lynda Barry’s website, The Near-Sighted Monkey 

Syllabus: Notes from and Accidental Professor, by Lynda Barry

You’re Wrong About podcast

My Favorite Murder podcast

Armchair Expert podcast

Tranesca Ergonomic Grip Holder for Apple Pencil

Punch Neapolitan Pizza


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