The Jest Paint Team:
Anna, Santi, Kris, Delaney and Santi #2.
Hi, I am Anna Wilinski. My husband, Santiago (Santi) Massano, and I are the co-owners of Jest Paint. In 2009 I started this online shop after a long love affair with face painting. I was very motivated by YouTube viewers who wanted to try my handmade rainbow pots and new Diamond FX face paint, and luckily a fun and fruitful journey began. Building an online store was a lot more challenging than I expected, but I loved the daily interaction with customers and running to the post office with orders! I felt like a face paint Santa!
A year after the launch of Jest paint, Santi jumped in to help by starting with website improvements, a Facebook page and a great face and body painting blog. He loves product development and has been key to the creation and expansion of our own lines of stencils, brushes, custom cakes and more. He is always around on social media to help out our customers in any way that he can.
You may have seen Santi #2 on our LIVE classes at the Jest Paint Community Face Book Group. He helps us with website maintenance, accounting, customers service and product listings. He is currently translating all of our product descriptions into Spanish too!
We continue to invest all that we can into Jest Paint and we have added thousands of products including Fusion Body Art, Superstar, Mehron Starblends, Paradise colors, Wolfe FX, TAG Body Art, Cameleon, Face Paints Australia, Ben Nye Products, Global Body Art, Kryvaline, Kryolan, Ybody Glitter, and Amerikan Body Art glitter, FAB, Ruby Red and much more. We are always open to suggestions about other great items to carry, so send us your list!
As professional face and body painters, we are here to answer your questions and help you pick the best brands and colors based on what your needs are. If you want to know what pink is the brightest, or what red is best for that webby guy...and so on, we would love to offer our opinions.
We don't enjoy waiting for exciting mail and we guess that you don't either, so we are mega fast at processing and shipping your orders accurately, and we will do our best to assist you in getting your items when you need them.
We are so thankful to everyone who has supported us along the way to make Jest Paint better and better. We are here to support you as well, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the art of face painting or the business side of it too.
Jest Paint Break Room. Perfect after a long morning of packing orders!
Keep in Touch with Us!
Join our mailing list! This is the easiest way to know when we are having sales or new products! We also send out new demo videos and design ideas through the mailing list.
Click Here to see our Face and Body Painters Blog.
At the blog we hold face painting contests, post information about product safety, offer tips and tricks, share step by step designs, and provide you with updates about new products in our store.
Are you on Facebook? If so, we are avid Face-bookers, and we would love it if you became a fan of our Jest Paint Business Page and join The Jest Paint Community page which is filled with inspiration and advice for and from Jest Paint fans!
We also post face painting tutorials on our YouTube channel. We are working to constantly improve the quality of these face painting tutorials, so check out our newest ones first. We don't have the heart to delete the old crazy ones yet! Click Here to get watching!
Our Commitment to the Environment
Jest Paint is committed to run our business in an environmentally friendly matter. That is why all of our products are wrapped in biodegradable bubble wrap when shipped to our customers. In addition, all internal use paper is 100% recycled paper. All of our invoices are printed on FSC certified paper, meaning it comes from responsible sources.
We have now teamed up with CarbonClick so that you can help us with your contribution to reduce the carbon footprint of operating our business and shipping your order out to you. Simply click to add your contribution on your shopping cart and you will help us make an impact in fighting global warming and environment degradation.
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.
The majority of our sanitizing materials are environmentally friendly options (when available), meaning that they have no harsh chemicals.
We have installed led lights in most of our office and use smart technology to manage our cooling and heating system to save during non operating hours.
Whenever we ship UPS packages to customers we choose the option to offset the carbon footprint of that particular shipment and we are always looking for new ways to reduce our environmental impact.
Our Commitment with the Community
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, and more. 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. Florida Autism Resources and Support and Habilitat are some examples of places we have helped with face painting supplies.
Anna also loves being sponsored 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 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.
Wholesale Face Paint and Face Painting Stencils
We are currently North American Distributors of Superstar, Fusion Face and Body Art and Global Body Art Colours. We offer wholesale prices on 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 and Bolt Brushes, our own line of face painting stencils and face paint brushes. We offer wholesale prices on TAP stencils and Bolt Brushes for those who have a retail operation. You can e-mail us at email@example.com to receive more information on our wholesale prices for stencils and brushes.
- Anna has been painting faces and twisting balloons since she was 10 years old with her mother, Donna Wilinski (a.k.a M.T. Pockets the clown).
- She put herself through college painting faces around Southern California and Michigan. She has a degree in elementary education, but hasn't yet used her teaching certificate for a full time teaching job because she is so wound up in the wonderful world of face art! Anna has been teaching others about using face paint rainbow cakes since 2006.
- Anna placed 2nd overall in 2007 at FABAIC after partaking in all of the master's face painting contests.
- Anna loves nature, and when she is not face painting, is often found crouching in the garden taking pics of flowers and bugs.
- Anna LOVES to cook and her favorite color is Yellow!
- Santi (sahn-tea) is short for Santiago, but only his mother called him that when he was in trouble.
- Santi grew up in Cordoba Argentina, attending a school for the arts, playing the sax and graduating from college as an economist.
- Santi loves photography and anything with caramel in it or on it!
- Santi picked up body painting almost overnight, and is the photographer and designer behind most of their body painting projects. His Mehron practice head, Candice Celine, is helping him get more skilled with the smaller canvas.
- Santi is definitely the swatch and glitter specialist. If you want to see some some comparison pics, let him know!
Anna and Santi met in 2009 while Santi was doing global volunteer training near her hometown in Michigan. Anna was making The Body of Art Calendar with a mutual friend and photographer, Pedro Ribeiro, and teaching face painting to other volunteers there. Pedro introduced her to Santi over Facebook. The fundraising calendar was a success and more magic was in the air!
After Santi's volunteer work in Brazil was completed, he came back to Michigan and wham bam, the two were married in April 2010 and are now raising 18 year old Oceana, and their 10 year old son Angelo David. They were married twice, once here in Kalamazoo Michigan, and once in Cordoba, Argentina.
In 2010, Anna and Santi published their first book, Face Painting with Clash and held really sweet art shows in Kalamazoo to display the prints of the body paintings they have done together.
Angelo is not just a really cute model, he is also a typical video game addict and mini chef. He seems to appreciate his mom´s face painting skills as long as it has to do with characters that he likes.
Oceana loves cooking, sewing her own clothes and hanging out with friends. She has Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and we are blessed to have a successful business to help us take care of her health to the best of our ability. Oceana has always been a part of our business, modeling for videos and picture since she was 5 years old. Now she is working behind the scenes by updating product descriptions on the website, and you can tell that she has been paying attention to everything over the years when it comes to face paints!
In the summer of 2014 Jest Paint moved from being a home based business to having a warehouse location in Kalamazoo! What an adventure that was. We finally were able to purchase our own business condo in 2016, so we have a permanent location at the Trestlewood Office Park. You can now pick up your orders at 5048 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002 if you live nearby!
"Currently we are keeping busy with Jest Paint, holding workshops, making video tutorials, entertaining kids at parties, traveling to conventions and having as much family fun time as we can. We are trying to enjoy every day that God has blessed us with!" - Anna and Santi