Jelliflow is the mononymic alter-ego of composer Ian Geyer. Raised in southern Wisconsin, Geyer began his career in music the first time he picked up a guitar at age five, progressively expanding his skills in instrumentation until being admitted to McNally-Smith College for degrees in Percussion and Composition.
After three years of training, Geyer set off on his own, working as a gig musician for local bands and pit orchestras. Geyer relocated to Austin, Texas, expanding his career once again by working as a male model while also single-handedly producing his first album. Within three years, Geyer released his Jelliflow premiere “Cosmic Waltz,” signed with an agency, graced the pages of Italian Vogue, and began writing for his sophomore album.
Deciding that he had not done enough yet, Geyer set out to make his second album reach even greater heights. He assembled a team of creatives to help him bring “NOMAD” to life as a visual album. Geyer enlisted Annelise Smithmier– a local actress and jack-of-all-trades– to help him pen the screenplay. Geyer and Smithmier quickly became an inseparable artistic powerhouse, going on to spend nearly two years creating “NOMAD” with Smithmier also adopting the roles of director, editor, camera grip, visual effects, choreographer, and featured dancer.