ABOUT

Jessica and Caroline Kaplan, owners of J. Caress Studio, proud of their product and love for each other at Staten Island PrideFest in May 2019.  Photo credit: @julianneschaer

Jessica and Caroline Kaplan, owners of J. Caress Studio, proud of their product and love for each other at Staten Island PrideFest in May 2019.
Photo credit: @julianneschaer

Jessica Kaplan at NYC World Pride in Manhattan — June 30, 2019

Jessica Kaplan at NYC World Pride in Manhattan — June 30, 2019

J. Caress Studio continually strives to offer the LGBTQ+ community a range of artistic products that reflect our lifestyle, including unique greeting cards for special occasions and stunning artwork celebrating our love. We all talk about Pride but items like this are an important source and reflection of that Pride.

Caroline Kaplan at NYC World Pride in Manhattan — June 30, 2019

Caroline Kaplan at NYC World Pride in Manhattan — June 30, 2019

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

Our love affair first blossomed over 16 years ago while we were both studying Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. 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 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 LGBTQ+ and allied gems specifically for people like us—those seeking that special, very personal item you can't quite find anywhere else.