About Jamie Thomson
Jamie (Jay) Thomson is a metro Detroit based painter, brand designer, and retired psychologist. She grew up in rural Ohio and has lived in Virginia, Missouri, Florida, and Australia. The exposure to different places and different art communities has influenced the art she creates today.
Jamie minored in art at Ohio Northern University where she received a BA in 1997, she went on to get her doctorate in psychology immediately – and practiced for about 8 years before retiring from psychology in 2011. At that time she got an AA in digital design. This rather unconventional return to art and design reflects the pull that art and design had throughout her time as a therapist and her overall struggle to find a balance in the multiple areas of interest and skill in her life.