ABOUT

Owners Jessica and Caroline Kaplan

Owners Jessica and Caroline Kaplan

J. Caress Studio offers the LGBTQ community a range of products that reflect our lifestyle, including unique greeting cards for special occasions, and stunning artwork that celebrates our love. We all talk about gay pride, but these items can be an important source and reflection of that pride.

Our demographic has long been underrepresented and underserved, and we want to help rectify that. As lesbians and artists, we established our wife-and-wife-owned creative company to focus our talents on increasing the visibility and inclusiveness of the gay community.

Jessica is an artistic jack-of-all-trades, holding college degrees in Fine Arts and Interior Design. Caroline is an illustrator and graphic designer holding degrees in the same fields (our love affair first blossomed over 13 years ago while we were both studying Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC), along with a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med and a Master of Science in Medical Illustration. Our professional backgrounds include retail, marketing, design and illustration services.

Together we form J. Caress Studio, where we strive to design and illustrate completely original greeting cards that reflect what our community is looking for, highlighting an appreciation for sarcasm, sensuality and sincerity. We illustrate and paint pieces that reflect our adoration of sapphic love and the female form. Our pieces of erotica and LGBTQ-themed greeting cards are designed expressly for people like us—those seeking that special, very personal item that you can't quite find anywhere else.