Hi! I'm Jess, a graphic designer and developer based in Chicago, IL. Using my experience from both the advertising and non-profit industries, I produce quality, creative work that exceeds my clients' expectations.
After graduating from Michigan State University, I jumped into a graphic design role at the Chicago Housing Authority. As a self-taught designer, I managed to quickly teach myself the ropes and worked on various creative advertising campaigns directly reaching over 50,000 individuals. When the opportunity came along to work at an advertising agency as an Account Coordinator, I took the job to get a feel for agency life. After successfully managing over 200 accounts worth over $5 million, I followed my passion by returning to graphic design and working for a mid-size non-profit as the in-house graphic designer and marketing manager. This helped me gain the experience I needed to nail my dream job as a full-time graphic designer at a large corporation.
Five years later, I’m still at the same job, and have since been promoted to Multimedia Developer. I primarily work on social media and email development. In my current role, I design and code emails and landing pages, social media campaigns, animations, gifs, and other interactive pieces.
When not in the studio, I'm busy with photography, piano, cooking, reading and exploring the world.