Kelly Lingel was born and raised in southern California. From an early age, she knew she loved color and wanted to be an artist. She would spend hours alone painting and drawing. Kelly was fortunate to be exposed to great artwork from a young age. Her mother encouraged her creativity and she and her godmother would take her to art museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. As a child, she studied art at the Asian Pacific Art Museum in Pasadena.
John is an award-winning artist born and raised in Southern California. He has been drawing and painting his entire life and studied graphic design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. After college, John went to work for a number of design and advertising firms in Los Angeles before opening his own creative agency in 1989, winning numerous awards for his work as well as inclusion in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.