Jessey Jansen, Austin based 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.
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.
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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