Karin Persan of Better Than Jam is a hands on textile designer, fine art screen printer and painter, working from her showroom and studio in Brooklyn, NYC. She received her BFA in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused in Fiber and Material Studies as well as printmaking, ceramics, figure drawing and photography. Starting around 2006 she began working under the name “Better Than Jam” where she creates a line of clothing, accessories, and homegoods using her hand dyed and printed textiles. In early 2010 she opened a boutique of the same name, which grew and then recently downsized into the perfect size located in Brooklyn, NYC where one can visit to take classes and browse her creations. Her studio and teaching style center around and focus on creating works while being eco conscious and as low impact as possible.