Resident Profile – Jessie Laux

Jessie Laux

Jessie Laux

1.       What is your full name and its origin, or how was it given to you? Are you named after anyone? Do you have any nicknames?

My name is Jessie Laux. Laux is French and German, but you’ve probably already guessed that. My nickname is GoldyLaux, (like Goldy Locks and the Three Bears) because of my curly hair and well, my last name.

2.       How old are you?

I’m 27.

3.       Where do you live in Harrison West? Do you own your house or rent?

I live on Vermont Place. I moved into a charming Victorian home about a year ago.

I like to frequent Apropos to knock out work and sip on coffee during the day. If the weather is nice enough, I love to sit on the patio. Oh yea, I’m also at Apropos sipping on craft beer in the evenings, too!

4.       If you own your house have you done any significant renovations to it? Please describe.


5.       How long have you lived in Harrison West?

I’ve been in Harrison West just under a year.

6.       What brought you here (HW) and where did you live before?

I moved here from Hilliard, OH. Living in “the burbs” just wasn’t for me. I love the location here and the ability to walk everywhere. Not to mention how close we are to the Short North!

7.       Where were you born and where did you grow up?

I was born in Mansfield, Ohio and grew up in Bellville, Ohio. I’m sure you’ve probably never heard of it. It’s a small country town an hour north of Columbus. You know the kind: corn fields, one stoplight, lots of tractors, etc., etc.

8.       How did you end up in Columbus if you are not from here?

I graduated from Bowling Green in 2008 and the graphic design jobs here were out the wazoo!

9.       Did you go to college? If so, where and what did you study?

I went to college at Bowling Green State University. I was a true art geek and took every studio class offered. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a minor in Art Management.

10.   What do you do for a living? How did you end up in that occupation?

I’m a social media strategist, community manager, content manager, basically everything that has to do with social media. When I moved to Columbus in 2008, I started working at a digital agency doing website design. I was always curious how people found the websites I designed, so I started poking around and asking questions to the marketing team. The rest is history. Once I started learning about online marketing, search engine optimization and social media, my heart was won over. I love being in this space – it’s constantly changing!

11.   What do you like to do for fun?

I love to run, especially in this area. I find it fascinating to look at the detail in some of these old homes!

Music is my second love. I’m always listening to new music and watching bands play around town.

12.   Do you have any pets? If so what are they and what are their names?

I sure do. I have two cats and swear to people I’m not “the cat lady.” Boston is a handsome, large Maine Coon who weighs in at 22 pounds. Vegas is a beautiful medium hair tiger who loves to be loved.

13.   What do you like about living in Harrison West?

I love the scenery, and the location. It’s so nice to be able to walk/run/ or take a quick drive to go anywhere you need to.

14.   What are your favorite places to go out?  Do you frequent any of the neighborhood businesses?

I love to frequent any place with delicious cocktails and a good variety of craft beer. Patio’s in the summertime are a big bonus. I definitely have a soft spot for Brother’s Drake and Northstar (YUM!)

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