Professional Bio

Jessey Jansen is an Austin based multidisciplinary artist with interests rooted in topics of social mobility. Translating everyday experiences through graphic depictions and mixed media, her work defines nuances and patterns within civil societies. Her central protagonist is predominately "a faceless or universal female figure" and pays homage to her late mother and women's empowerment. She believes in incremental base-building approaches to improving life and uses her artwork as a blueprint for change.

Jessey has received numerous awards for her visionary work including nominee for Emerging Artist at Peninsula Art School in 2006, 2008 Selected Artist Residency at Alverno College, 2015 Brand Award from Green Festival LA, 2016 Best Jazz/World AMI Music Award from Artprize8 and multiple American Package Design Awards from Graphic Design USA for her visionary Voice of Maasai music label and unique gift card line.

 

Jessey earned her BA in Communications and the Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and Printmaking from the University of Green Bay Wisconsin and is the owner of Little Lady Studio publishing company. She was raised in Wautoma Wisconsin and currently shares her time between her home in Austin Texas and the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania, where she concentrates on pushing the creative potential of others forward via her grassroots music and media label, Voice of Maasai.

Artist Statement

My art and design aspires to bring people closer to a shared vision of the world where people value different cultures from their own, are aware of global issues and empowered to affect positive change.

 

Professional Affiliations

Art in Embassies, Registry

Artwork Archive, Profile

Big Medium, Profile

Foundwork, Profile

Indiewalls, Member

Saatchi Art, Profile

SeeMe, Member

Women and Their Work, Member

Professional Resources

Artwork Archive

Artsy

Artpace

Creative Capital

Awards/Honors

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