Gryphyn-Bloodheart (aka Phyn Vermin) is an alumnus of the University of Central Florida, with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in creative writing. As a student, she interned for The Florida Review, and has been published in The Cypress Dome. She volunteered with the Literary Arts Partnership at UCF, teaching writing workshops at the Boys Town in Oviedo, and volunteered for the Page 15 Young Writers Summer Camp and Homework Room as a tutor.
After college, she began making custom My Little Pony toys, and got involved with the brony community, traveling to conventions and selling her work. She began doing woodcut illustrations and dabbling in pyrography after moving to Massachusetts and volunteering at the Chair City Community Workshop. She then moved on to get involved with MakeIt Labs in Nashua, NH where she works as a freelance artist, producing print art, sculptures, leatherwork, and more.