Jessica is an interior designer turned maker and the founder behind Mod North + Co. ‘Mod’ for offering gorgeous modern boho agate items and ‘North’ because it’s where she is originally from, the Midwest, in Wisconsin. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI and pursued a career in the commercial interior design industry between WI and CA. Mainly designing corporate, healthcare and higher education spaces for 13 years, Jessica left the commercial design world to start a family. After a couple of years off and needing to fulfill her creative side, she decided to start an Etsy shop selling high-end vintage furnishings and home décor which she and her husband curated.
In March of 2016 she started making her signature agate desk clocks and from there things took off quickly. By 2018 she expanded her line to include agate wall clocks, agate + wood wall art, agate + fringe wall hangings, agate tassel garlands and agate holiday ornaments. She has become known as the agate chick on social media for the go-to gal in creating stunning, one of a kind, handmade agate home décor pieces. When she was younger, she loved to collect many pretty rocks including natural agates found in northern Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Superior. Little did she know that many years later she would be creating beautiful items out of agates. Jessica loves knowing that so many of her clocks and wall hangings are out there in the world and can’t wait to create more lovely pieces.
Jessica lives with her husband and four young children in the lake country area of Oconomowoc, WI. They are an active family who love the outdoors, enjoying time with their extended family and doing many arts and crafts projects together!