JENELLE CARTER

Jenelle Carter

ABOUT

Hi, my name’s Jenelle Carter and I’m a kid from London, Ontario, Canada who likes to learn, play, and create.

This combination serves me well in exploring new hobbies and interests, and allows me to start an infinite number of things that I never finish.

After a lifetime of trying to narrow things down, I’ve finally let go of the need to have things figured out, and have instead chosen to pursue every single thing that interests me. Here you will find many of those things, perhaps someday even all of those things, but for now, welcome to the grab bag of my work-in-progress life.

Thanks for being here.

CREATIVE DABBLINGS

So far I like every medium I’ve ever tried…

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Lettering

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Writing

Design

Photography

Illustration

Penmanship

Spoken Word

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Art

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Fonts

“Specialization is for insects.” — Robert A. Heinlein

SIDE PROJECTS

I always have side projects on the go. Most of them never see the light of day the Internet, but here are a few I’ve done enough on to share.

PHILLUMENATION

Phillumenation

My curated matchbook collection.

THE MATCHBOOK COVERS

The Matchbook Covers Hero

My illustrated matchbook collection.

TOP SECRET NEW THING

Phillumenation

Coming soon.

LOCAL LETTERS

Local Letters Hero

Capturing local signage.

LOCAL LETTERS

Local Letters Hero

Capturing and celebrating local signage.

TOP SECRET NEW THING

Phillumenation

Coming as soon as I find more time.

“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.” ― Saul Bass

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

These are a few of my favourite things…

LEARNING

Anything and everything. Self-improvement, general knowledge, useful skills, and useless skills mostly.

READING

Mostly non-fiction due to my love of learning. I like fiction too, but that usually takes a back seat.

ORGANIZATION

While I prefer my desk surfaces messy, well-designed systems of organization make me happy. My compulsion to organize and curate is both a blessing and a curse.

PRODUCTIVITY

I enjoy trying to find ways to be more efficient with my time and processes. To me, productivity is about the pursuit of being more intentional with my life.

FILM & ANIMATION

I love movies and have a pretty decent animation collection. I especially love that good old traditional hand drawn stuff. 

GAMES & PUZZLES

Board games, jigsaw puzzles, escape rooms, Rubik’s cubes, and other brain teasers.

TRAVEL

Seeing the world and taking pictures and videos of it all. I have yet to travel outside North America but you can bet I have a lengthy bucket list of places to see.

SPORTS

Playing hockey might just be my favourite thing in the world. Soccer definitely doesn’t compare, but I still love playing it with my friends in the summer.

EPHEMERA

I collect small boxes, trinkets, and ephemera based on my love of vintage design and handlettering. Antique stores are my favourite kind of store.

NATURE

I love spending time in nature, especially going for walks. I’m one of those (rare?) Canadians that actually loves winter and all the snow that it brings.

MY CAT, MAX

Sir Maxwell Richard Carter to be more precise. He also sometimes goes by “punkin baby friend.” He’s perfect.

SOLITUDE

I’m an introvert. Please don’t contact me unless it’s regarding something meaningful.

“I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” ― Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

LATEST  FROM THE BLOG

A little bit of everything.

Vlog #2: Being Less Precious with my YouTube Channel

Vlog #2: Being Less Precious with my YouTube Channel

Alright, video number two. Here we go. Okay, so a couple of weeks ago, I decided to start a YouTube channel. And I did so by abandoning everything that I had planned of starting off well, with a nice laid out plan, high production value, just wanting to put in the...

Vlog #1: Starting a YouTube Channel Before I’m Ready

Vlog #1: Starting a YouTube Channel Before I’m Ready

Hello. My name is Jenelle and I'm not ready to start a YouTube channel. Starting a YouTube channel is something that I've wanted to do for many many years—to do it properly, to do it well—but today I’m throwing all of that out the window, and I'm just starting. It...

The lessons I’m slowly learning

The lessons I’m slowly learning

The last several weeks have been pretty difficult for me. I still haven’t gotten back on track from a seemingly minor neck setback, which means I’m always on edge wondering what my emotions will do or if I’ll be able to cope or even do anything on a given day. After...

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