Jesse Turnbull grew up in Lititz, Pennsylvania. He majored in illustration at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. After college, he moved to Philadelphia along with his now wife and fellow artist, Deanna Staffo. He currently spends his days doing design work and helping students and faculty with media projects at the University of Pennsylvania. He creates small sculptures in his free time and loves playing (and beating) artist Douglas Draper Jr. in ping pong.