Jesse Kitt

High School Aesthetic Design Teacher

Jesse grew up in California and has lived in Asheville since 1998.  She studied art at UC Berkeley and ultimately graduated with a degree in art (and an emphasis in Photography) from UNCA. For the past decade, Jesse has been using photography as her primary creative tool and started her studio Jesse Kitt Photography, www.photokitt.com.

Jesse loves the adventure that each photo shoot brings and is in love with the creative process.  As a lover of poetry, she is drawn to the idea of the “decisive moment” and she regards photography as a kind of visual poetry.  In her aesthetic design classes, Jesse explores the elements of design and the passion of expression in a variety of media.

A mother to two young children (7 and 5 years old), Jesse also loves installation art, Latin American/Spanish culture, travel, and seeking out pristine natural landscapes!


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