Artist and designer


Chalk Art

Chalk art all around the world


Community events and workshops


Large paintings and murals


User experience design manager

Our story

  • Zach Herndon
    Zachary Herndon is an award winning chalk artist. He has a passion for making new friends and founded the GA Chalk Artists Guild with his wife Jessi Queen in 2014 to help promote street painting in GA. He is known for his pop art style and engagement with his 3D murals. His energy is contagious and he brings a smile wherever he goes. Zach has been featured in chalk art festivals from coast to coast and a few in Europe. He lives in Atlanta with Jessi, their two wild children and a spunky dachshund.
  • Jessi Queen
    Jessi Queen is an award winning artist and website designer based in Atlanta, GA. For over ten years she has been drawing at festivals all around the US and Europe. She is passionate about chalk art and enjoys bringing the sidewalks to life with fantasy and nature themed portraits. With her partner Zach Herndon, she leads The GA Chalk Artists Guild in hopes to share the chalk art medium with her community. Her creative reach includes large clients as well as small events in and around Atlanta. When she is not chalking, you can find her spending time with her family and dachshund.

Jessi Queen is an Atlanta based artist who strives to build community and share chalk art with others. She specializes in large chalk murals, 3D chalk art, chalk workshops, and interactive art. Designing experiences has always been Jessi’s passion and she spends her day job as a UX designer. Outside of work you can find her chalking all over the US and Europe. She works at art festivals, trade shows, music festivals and private events.

Jessi started chalking at the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival in 2007, receiving Honorable Mention, while she was just a high schooler. Growing up in Savannah, she fell in love with the chalk medium and practiced large drawings at school and in her driveway.

After attending SCAD herself, Jessi continued to share chalk with others. While in college, her chalk art was featured in the SCAD Connector. In 2011, she began chalking for retail spaces. She also led workshops for various colleges including the Art Institute of Atlanta, SCAD art camps, art and music festivals and events for nonprofit organizations. 

In 2012, she introduced her husband Zach to the medium and they have been chalking together since. In 2014, she started the Georgia Chalk Artists Guild and partners with Georgia festivals to bring chalk art to various corners of the state. In 2016 her and Zach traveled to Germany and Italy for international street art festivals. She has since won several awards for her work and displayed chalk drawings in local art shows.

Jessi and Zach grew their family excited to take their children around the world through chalk. Read about their adventures on Jessi continues to do freelance chalk work and has many appearances scheduled for chalk festivals in 2023!

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These cracks though… #challengeaccepted #crackmeup #jessiqueenart #gachalkartists #fcaa
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