In 2010, Santi jumped in to help by starting with website improvements, a Facebook page and a great face and body painting blog. He is always around to help out our customers in any way that he can. Deanna Jacobs is our Assistant Manager and helps us in endless ways! Tracy, Jennie, Amanda Matt and Kristy are all awesome folk who help us run Jest Paint on a day to day basis, packing orders, unloading shipments, helping customers, doing accounting and keeping things moving!
We continue to invest all that we can into Jest Paint and we have added thousands of products including Mehron Starblends, Paradise colors, Wolfe FX, TAG Body Art, Cameleon, Ben Nye Products, Global Body Art, Kryvaline, Kryolan, Ybody Glitter, and Amerikan Body Art glitter, FAB, Ruby Red and much more.
We also post face painting tutorials on
Our own stencils, TAP Stencils,are wrapped in biodegradable bags and most of the TAP Stencil cards are printed on recycled paper. We also encourage manufacturers to reduce packaging sent to us with their products and we reuse the majority of the filler pack that we receive in incoming shipments.
As a family we have made a pledge to donate part of our income coming from our business to good causes. We do this around Christmas time, and each donation is considered a present to ourselves or a family member in lieu of giving normal gifts. Donations are spread between charities around the world like Charity Water, Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity, etc. We have been personally involved with Habitat for Humanity by helping them build houses for low income families in our area, and a few years back we built our first home with Habitat.
Every year we send free or at cost supplies to support several causes around the world. Most of the supplies go to people going on mission trips or to local organizations helping people in need. A couple face painters have gone on trips to teach face painting to girls who were rescued from the slave trade in Asia. It can be surprising how much face painting can bring joy and impact someone's life as a profitable skill and as a way to express their inner artist.
Anna also loves to paint at local fundraisers and other kinds of non profit events that are close to her heart.
In addition, we love to help other businesses succeed. Anna and Santi love to create blog posts and YouTube videos filled with business tips to help our customers expand their business.
Anna has also been helping a fellow contestant on the FedEx Small Business Grant with business advice. Anna is mentoring and coaching the fellow business owner to help her grow her own business.
We are currently the exclusive North American Distributor of Global Body Art Colours. We offer wholesale prices on Global face paints for those who have a retail operation. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information on wholesale prices for face and body paints.
We are also the manufacturers and sole distributor of TAP Stencils, our own line of face painting stencils. We offer wholesale prices on TAP stencils
In the summer of 2014 Jest Paint moved from being a home based business to having a warehouse location! What an adventure that was. We finally were able to purchses our own business condo in 2016, so we have a permanent location at the Trestlewood Office Park. Call to schedule a visit at 5048 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002.