Bio

Jessey Jansen strongly believes that the arts are a profession of insight, rigor and practicality which can be used as an agent for social change. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications in the Arts from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, with professional experience in Event Coordination, Project Management, Graphic Design and Entrepreneurship.

Following an Emerging Artist nomination at the Peninsula Art School in 2006, Jessey began to use art as a purpose driven awareness tool to stimulate civic dialogue and action on the issues of poverty and social mobility. Her unique focus and evolution of business goals led her to Tanzania where Voice of Maasai indie music label and social impact brand was founded.

Receiving numerous awards for her visionary work including 2006 Nominee for Emerging Artist Peninsula Art School, 2008 Selected Artist Residency at Alverno College, 2015 Brand Award from Green Festival LA, 2016 Best Jazz/World AMI Music Award and over a decade of American Package Design Awards from Graphic Design USA.

Artist Statement

For me, creating has always been a companion, allowing me to make sense of seemingly uncontrolled situations through controlled mediums. My central protagonist is predominately "a faceless or universal female figure" and pays homage to my late mother and women's empowerment. 

Awards/Honors

2022 | American Package Design Winner, GDUSA, Kalo Shore Album Art 

2021 | American Package Design Winner, GDUSA, Custom Note Cards

2021 | American Package Design Winner, GDUSA, Gift Cards

2018 | Official Selection, Blue Whiskey International Film Fest (BWIFF), Embattled Land

2018 | American Package Design Winner, GDUSA, Voice of Maasai Marketing Booklet

2018 | Official Selection, Green Bay Film Festival, Embattled Land

2017 | American Package Design Winner, GDUSA

2016 | Best Jazz/World AMI Music Award, Artprize8, Grand Rapids MI

2015 | Brand Award, Green Festival, Los Angeles California USA

2014 | American Package Design Award, Graphic Design USA

2014 | Kickstarter Crowdfunding $8K Fundraised

2013 | American Package Design Award, Graphic Design USA 

2012 | American Package Design Award, Graphic Design USA 

2011 | Best of Show Nominee, National Stationery Show, New York NY USA

2011 | Bronze Award, Neenah Paper Paperworks 

2010 | Silver Award, Neenah Paper Paperworks 

2009 | Best of Show, Artwalk, Bolingbrook Illinois USA

2008 | Selected Artist in Residence, Alverno College, Milwaukee Wisconsin USA

2006 | Designer of the Month, Creative Public

2006 | Selected Emerging Artist, Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek Wisconsin USA

2005 | Outstanding Achievement in Web Development, Web Marketing Association

Professional Registries/Affiliations

Artwork Archive, Profile

Art in Embassies, Registry

Big Medium, Profile

Foundwork, Profile

Indiewalls, Member

SeeMe, Member

Women In Music Member

Education

2022  ACC Non-Profit Leadership and Management Certification

2019 NOLS Women’s Leadership Course

2013 Nikon Photography School

2002 School of Business UW Madison: Small Business Development Workshop

2001 Bachelor Communications and the Arts from University of Green Bay WI

Additional Info

Meet Jessey Jansen​ - Voyage Phoenix

 
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