Meet Dutch & Finn
LA-based with midwest roots, Jen & Aaron are a creative team in the design, event and production industries. Between Jen’s eye for detail and Aaron’s production brain, their collective work spans broad and deep across many industries and mediums. In addition to their creative partnership, they are also a married couple: minimalist husband and collector wife.
Aaron is Michigan born and raised. He studied Communications with a focus in Film & Theater at Calvin College, and began his profession in creative fields as a display artist at Urban Outfitters. He later crossed over to store management. After leaving Urban Outfitters, Aaron began working in production in the art department, and continued to create fixtures for other retailers. After experiences in building, designing, and managing, production design was a strong fit for Aaron. Having worked in every role in the art department, Aaron finds inspiration in just about everything. He enjoys developing spaces, problem solving, and constructing all facets of a job from budgets to execution.
Jen grew up in a small town in Ohio. After completing two degrees in Fine Art with a focus on painting (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Hope College) she lived in New York, where she worked with painters Makoto Fujimura, Shawn Dulaney, sculptor Lesely Dill, and later in Los Angeles, painter Kim Fisher. When Jen moved to Los Angeles, she worked as a display artist at Anthropologie, where she was able to work with just about every possible medium, including her favorites: wood, textile, leather, and painting. After 6.5 years at Anthropologie, Jen took the leap into freelance, where she has taken on custom artwork, event design and decor, custom prop design, set decorating, and merchandising. Jen is process-oriented and has an eye for handmade detail. She is inspired by Scandinavian design, flea markets, antique shops, and textiles.