About

Jeffrey D. Guinn was born and raised in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area. His childhood was spent in a neighborhood called Cross Keys, where he enjoyed exploring the outdoors, playing sports with his brother in the side yard, building forts, skateboarding, and getting into mischief. His grandfather described him as “ornery.”
Jeff (still Jeffrey to his Mother) attended Spotswood High School where he was involved in a smattering of sports, student organizations, and other extra-curricular activities.  Following high school, he enrolled at James Madison University and was involved with the organization Young Life, the campus radio station (WXJM), and helped facilitate the annual MACRoCk (Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference).  He also fronted the theatrical “loud rock” act Aggrocrag, and exhibited art in several shows each year.
After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Art History, Jeff moved to Virginia Beach, where he married his college sweetheart, Emily Lively. They resided near the Chesapeake Bay for 5 years.  During that time Jeff worked as a designer for the (now defunct) clothing line Blac Label Premium, as the “Visual Arts Director” of a nondenominational church, as a designer for the Distance Learning program at Old Dominion University, and as an SOL tutor for students at Princess Anne High School.  In his spare time he continued to pursue fine art works, and showed work in many group and solo shows, including shows at the Smithfield Cultural Arts Center and Norfolk’s Selden Arcade.
In the summer of 2011, Jeff and Emily returned to Harrisonburg and purchased a portion of The Mark-It, a screenprinting and embroidery shop that has been in existence for over 25 years.  Jeff runs the day to day operations at the shop, designs graphics for shirts, and assists in the printing process.  He also continues to do freelance design work for a variety of clients, and exhibits artwork as often as possible.  He has shown works in two solo shows, and numerous group shows since 2011.  Jeff and Emily are expecting their first child in August, 2013.

Jeffrey D. Guinn was born and raised in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area. His childhood was spent in a neighborhood called Cross Keys, where he enjoyed exploring the outdoors, playing sports with his brother in the side yard, building forts, skateboarding, and getting into mischief. His grandfather described him as “ornery.”

Jeff (still Jeffrey to his Mother) attended Spotswood High School where he was involved in a smattering of sports, student organizations, and other extra-curricular activities.  Following high school, he enrolled at James Madison University and was involved with the organization Young Life, the campus radio station (WXJM), and helped facilitate the annual MACRoCk (Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference).  He also fronted the theatrical “loud rock” act Aggrocrag, and exhibited art in several shows each year.

After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Art History, Jeff moved to Virginia Beach, where he married his college sweetheart, Emily Lively. They resided near the Chesapeake Bay for 5 years.  During that time Jeff worked as a designer for the (now defunct) clothing line Blac Label Premium, as the “Visual Arts Director” of a nondenominational church, as a designer for the Distance Learning program at Old Dominion University, and as an SOL tutor for students at Princess Anne High School.  In his spare time he continued to pursue fine art works, and showed work in many group and solo shows, including shows at the Smithfield Cultural Arts Center and Norfolk’s Selden Arcade.

In the summer of 2011, Jeff and Emily returned to Harrisonburg and purchased a portion of The Mark-It, a screenprinting and embroidery shop that has been in existence for over 25 years.  Jeff runs the day to day operations at the shop, designs graphics for shirts, and assists in the printing process.  He also continues to do freelance design work for a variety of clients, and exhibits artwork as often as possible.  He has shown works in two solo shows, and numerous group shows since 2011.  Jeff and Emily are expecting their first child in August, 2013.