Jacob Fertig was born in the late 1980’s in the coal filled mountains of West Virginia. He grew up entertaining himself through the making of his art. He graduated from Winfield High School in 2005, and went on to study Art Education at West Virginia State University where he graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Education. He is currently a teacher with Kanawha County School and is proprietor of two businesses: Fertig Productions, which focuses on the production of his animation, painting, artwork, etc, and The Gnomish Nook, a web based apparel company which he co-owns with his wife Caitlin.