Born in Arizona and raised in Seattle, Debbie Jacks started an extraordinary modeling career at the age of fourteen. By seventeen she was dividing her time between New York and Europe. Deciding on a career in hair and makeup, Debbie relocated to Milan where she quickly moved up the ranks working for Amica and Italian Vogue. It was also at this time that she started an extensive collaboration with Art Streiber shooting numerous editorials and covers for W. After close to a decade of living in Europe, Debbie returned to the US. The painstaking groundwork paid off immediately, when Debbie started working for Allure, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, In Style, Spin, and Rolling Stone. The editorial work was followed by advertising and celebrity jobs, shooting with the likes of Ruven Afanador and Victor Skrebneski.