About Jenny Richardson AKA Classy Creeps
Hello there boils and ghouls, it's your new pal Jenny Richardson, AKA Classy Creeps here just dying to share my art with you! A little about myself; I was born in The Great White North, also known as Canada! But I've made the United States my new humble abode. My love for all things spooky began the day I crept into this world, which happens to have been on Halloween! I most often find myself visiting the past to feed my creativity and am heavily inspired by classic B&W horror films, midnight creature features, exploitation films (the weirder, the better), glamour hammer babes, vintage horror/pulp comics, vintage ads, and of course, grandpa's classic smut magazines filled with all those bewitching nudie cuties.
I've created creepy things since I was a young ghoul, and have always had a passion for art, but it took a lot of trial and error to get to where I am today. I got a Graphic Design degree under my belt in 2014, and even though I was proud of that accomplishment, I never really connected with it and wanted to work towards a career with more self-expression. I went back to school for an Illustration and Concept Art degree, but the rigid structure of school and my desire to break every damn rule finally pushed me to drop out and take my education into my own hands. Through a lot of hard work, exploration, determination, a bit of the magic of believing in one's self, and heaps of support from everyone I love to death, I was able to birth the Classy Creeps brand in 2017 and finally reached my goal of becoming a full-time self-employed artist and small business owner in 2020. I've been able to turn my dream career into my reality and hope to keep it going forever, because I love to express my adoration for the things that I love through visual art, and keeping those inspirations alive means everything to me! I would love nothing more than to keep sharing my art for the rest of my days, and I'm insanely grateful for all the support I've received along the way. I've also recently partnered with my husband Justin and co-founded a sub-brand called GrindHausu in late 2022 for fun that is an extension of both of our passions, which you should check out if you're cinema obsessed like we are!
If you haven't already noticed, my art mainly consists of vibrantly colored retro monster babes drawn in a style influenced by my favorite vintage horror comics and pop art. I create most of my art digitally, but I enjoy working traditionally from time to time as well.
Over the years, I've gotten some amazing opportunities to work with really cool brands and people! I've worked with Republic Records to create cover art for Ariana Grande's "34+35 Remix" featuring Doja Cat & Megan Thee Stallion, an artist promotional campaign for the Netflix series "I'm Not Okay With This", artwork for Hulu's "Pen15" show for their Made By Her Women's History Month campaign, a Rue Morgue Magazine artist feature and a Campout Magazine artist feature to name a few, which were absolute highlights in my career so far.
I feel just as proud and at my happiest creating art for everyday ghouls with creepy ideas waiting to see come to life! If you'd like to get your creeper peepers on more of my art, the best place to find me is on instagram @classycreeps. If you want an idea brought to life from the dead for personal use or for your brand, gimme a shout!
Well, thanks for reading, creep it classy!
PS. Don't drop out of school!
...or do. Life's too short ;)