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Creature Studio is the manifestation of love, hard work, loyal clients, details and doubt, talent and trust. Let's jump in together.
Creature Studio is the manifestation of love, hard work, loyal clients, details and doubt, talent and trust. Let's jump in together.
Creature Studio is the manifestation of love, hard work, loyal clients, details and doubt, talent and trust. Let's jump in together.
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Creature Studio Atlanta

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Why Kickstarter?

The funding of Creature Studio is by no means dependent on the money we raise here. Rather this is our chance to invite you all to be a part of a dream that’s three years in the making. What we raise here will go towards the many details that will make Creature Studio a unique and curious space to come and be your best creature.  

Jenn and Ray cannot thank you all enough for your love and support. The excitement of sharing this next chapter with all of you has pushed us forward these last three years. You are our family. And we hope we make you proud.

Creature Studio Atlanta

Creature Studio is the manifestation of love, hard work, early mornings, late nights, patient children, loyal and lovely clients, worry, details and doubt, talent, trust and ALL of the coffee. And most of all: the support and guidance of our community filled with artists, entrepreneurs, mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers, brilliant weirdos, dream girls and wonder boys, free spirits and open minds. This is our chance to do something beautiful. 

Let’s jump in together.

The concept comes from three years of creative collaboration between soul-mate visionaries Jenn and Ray Jones. They have carefully thought through every single detail of what they want to build and how they want to build it. Client happiness is more than a must. It’s a mandatory promise. Because every decision they’ve made together is about you all. The supportive, wonderful and curious client family we’ve created since making Atlanta our home.

Creature Studio Buildout

Creature Studio is the embodiment of everything Jenn wants to give her clients in a space that is welcoming, safe, nurturing and healthy. It’s the next realm of holistic hair care.    

Everything is coming to life at 900 Dekalb Avenue in the historic and tree-canopied neighborhood of Inman Park. We have almost 3000 square feet of space to build you the best, most comfortable and welcoming salon in Atlanta. Creature Studio is a chemical-free holistic environment and Atlanta’s first Organic Way (Oway) certified salon. That means no harsh, dangerous chemicals ever.    

Right now, 900 Dekalb Ave. is a completely empty, cold dark shell. To bring it together will take an enormous amount of vision, skill, labor, hope and persistence. In order to build a space that fully embodies the Creature Studio we want for our client family, it’s also going to take a significant amount of money. 

This fundraising campaign will not only help offset some of that cost, but more importantly it gives you all the opportunity to to be a part of this journey. Let’s build something we can be proud of together. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

900 Dekalb Ave - Our Home
900 Dekalb Ave - Our Home

 

Creature Studio Plans
Creature Studio Plans

 

900 Dekalb Building
900 Dekalb Building

 

900 Dekalb Building - Front
900 Dekalb Building - Front

 

Our Team at 900 Dekalb Ave
Our Team at 900 Dekalb Ave

A Brief History of Jenn Jones - Lead Creature

 

Organic hair care has been a passion of Jenn’s from the beginning. After graduating from an Aveda Institute in North Carolina she moved to Atlanta to work for Van Michael Salon, a full-service Aveda concept salon. She quickly excelled as a color specialist and in 2007 moved to New York City where she continued her work at several independent salons in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In 2011 she relocated back to Atlanta and worked as lead educator at the Aveda Institute. After two years in education she felt called back to the salon floor and has worked independently at several salons in Atlanta while beginning the process of shaping what is now Creature Studio. 

In early 2014, Jenn knew it was time for her to embark on her own journey. She didn’t know what it would be called, how it would look or even how to start. But she trusted her gut and opened her mind to the daunting and beautiful possibility of creating something all her own.

Next Up: Creature Studio

Learn more about Jenn's craft below.

 

Left: Pictured with Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte after dying his hair for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games; Right: Jenn posing with the Best of Atlanta 2015 poster from Atlanta Magazine
Left: Pictured with Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte after dying his hair for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games; Right: Jenn posing with the Best of Atlanta 2015 poster from Atlanta Magazine
 

 Rewards

  

Satin Jacket Mockup
Satin Jacket Mockup

 

Creature Studio Market Tote
Creature Studio Market Tote

 

Creature Studio Volent Moleskine
Creature Studio Volent Moleskine

 

 

Cosmetic Bag Design
Cosmetic Bag Design

 

Enamel Pin
Enamel Pin

 

Furries Print
Furries Print

Let's Be Friends 

 

              

 

              

 

              

All photography by Raymond McCrea Jones and Jenn Jones

Risks and challenges

Building out a raw space can be quite the adventure. One that doesn't always come with a map. Where we have worked tirelessly to implement a sound plan and construction schedule for Creature Studio, there is always the unexpected. We are prepared for bumps in the road and have done everything we can to prepare for those challenges. We have hired the best specialists to manage the logistics of the project as well as to keep us on schedule to meet our deadline. We have full faith in our General Contractor, Architect, Engineer, Designers, Financial Advisors, Permit specialist, Lawyer and consultants. Every decision we make goes through the minds of our best and brightest allies.

Two major positives we have built into our development is ...

1 - The opening of Creature is not solely dependent on the money we raise through this campaign. We have secured other sources of financing. We’re simply asking for the help of our community to put us over the top and into dreamland.

2 - Construction on the larger building has already begun, our lease is signed, our construction plans are being drawn and we have already begun designing the interior of the space. So we are well underway!

Jenn and Ray are in the business of making tough decisions. Although they’ve never had their own space before both have been independent contractors for most of their careers working in industries where meeting high standards and staying on deadline are crucial parts of the work.

We commit to our audience to be transparent and forthcoming with information during the entire process. We will share construction updates through the Kickstarter page and through our social channels.

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    Creature Studio Sticker & Pin Kit

    Slap a sticker on your MacBook or on a pole in Little Five and adorn your favorite jacket with a pin. Let your friends know where you hang.

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    Creature Sidekick

    - Custom Creature Studio Moleskine
    - Personalized Thank You Card from Jenn
    - Creature Studio Sticker & Pin Kit

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    Creature B-Day

    It's Jenn's 35th Birthday -- on the final day of our campaign. The only thing Jenn wants on this special day is your support. Help her make this $20K goal happen today! (Also, a nice "Happy Birthday" is always appreciated.)

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    Creature BFF

    - Custom Creature Studio Market Tote
    - Personalized Thank You Card from Jenn
    Plus, everything from Creature Sidekick.

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    Creature Squad

    - Customized Creature Studio Cosmetic Case (Packed with Stickers)
    - Custom Creature Studio Moleskine
    - Personalized Thank You Card from Jenn

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    The Creature Creator

    Score everything from Creature Squad, BFF, and Sidekick, Plus - a limited print by the one and only Raymond McCrea Jones. This print is from Ray’s series on the Furry Fandom. The photographs are digital archival gicleé prints and will be autographed in a limited run.

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    Creature Soulmate

    This level will score you an extremely limited, customized Creature Studio Satin Bomber Jacket.

    This is officially the baddest jacket you'll ever own. Every single stitch is custom all the way down to the label on the inside collar. The colors, material and embroidery were specifically chosen to create the very first piece of apparel bearing the Creature Studio name. This design will never be made again. We want to see these jackets worn with love 15 years from now and know it was created at the very beginning of Creature. This is where you can own a part of our history and to wear something as rare and unique as you are.

    Plus, all of the loot from Creature Squad, BFF, and Soulmate.

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    Mystery Photoshoot

    Mystery Photoshoot

    Ray Jones manning the camera, editing, and packaging all files.

    Jenn Jones behind your glorious hair and dashing good looks.

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    Creature VIP

    You are now one of the few Creature Studio VIP.

    - 1-on-1 with Jenn consisting of an assessment to identify products tailored to clients hair, styling session and a custom-made package consisting of the identified products.
    - Ticket +1 to VIP party
    - Limited Edition Satin Bomber Jacket
    - Creature Studio Custom Tote Bag
    - Creature Studio Custom Moleskine
    - Creature Studio Custom Cosmetic Case
    - Embossed Pin
    - TONS of stickers

    Plus, plenty more surprises.

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Funding period

- (30 days)