Jessey Jansen | Multidisciplinary Artist
Jessey Jansen, Owner of Little Lady Studio, has 20+ years’ experience in fine arts, graphic design, project management and social entrepreneurship. Her diverse portfolio ranges between portraying whispering moments to challenging paradigms of social mobility. Translating everyday experiences through graphic depictions and mixed media, Jessey's central protagonist is predominately "faceless or universal female figures." Her work style is defined by nuances and patterns within civil societies.
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 most recently 2018 American Package Design Winner from Graphic Design USA for her visionary Voice of Maasai project.
Jessey earned her BA in Communications and the Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and Print-making from the University of Green Bay Wisconsin. 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 building the Voice of Maasai brand and music label.
I've always been inclined to pick up some paper to draw, sketch, doodle or write, it flows in my blood. But particularly significant to my developed artistic style are my college years when introduced to printmaking. The unequaled value of printmaking is that the artist first just labors over the process and feels as though it is nothing but prepping and cleaning, but then as you start seeing results you gain a better understanding of technique/concepts and execution of materials. Printmaking allowed me to derive an appreciation for a thoughtful process and the tools I choose to implement in both life and skill development. The interplay of symbols and text impressed on my mind a whispering potential for more as I recognized the significance of designers and artists in being storytellers.
Live. Dream. Create.
My parents would always call me and my two sisters the Little Ladies. My logo honors their memory as it incorporates three sets of hands intertwined with a labyrinth. The logo represents collective creativity with red representing courage, blue representing commitment and black representing power & potential.