(Mixed Media Artist/Jewelry Designer/Writer/Mermaid)
Donna Kishbaugh has been attending comic and pop culture cons for longer than she cares to remember. But when she’s away from the con hustle and bustle, she’s quietly tucked away in her Indianapolis-area home creating and designing unique, functional mixed media art and jewelry. She currently works for Live Nation creating mixed media pieces and handcrafted jewelry for House of Blues venues across the country. Her pop culture-inspired jewelry and handbags were featured on the runway at New York Fashion Week where she worked with her friend and Project Runway contestant Buffi Jashanmal on her Sci-Fi-inspired fashion show. Donna’s work has been featured in a number of publications and books, such as “1000 Steampunk Creations”, and she has created mixed media works for celebrities and rock bands alike. She is also the custom jewelry designer for the rock band Southern Culture On The Skids.
When she is not creating art or jewelry, she utilizes her hard-earned MA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago by conceptualizing and writing comic stories for Kaleidoscope Entertainment and horror fiction for Evileye’s The Burning Maiden Anthology.