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Visual Artist | Graphic Designer | Collaborator Extraordinaire



An accomplished, resilient and authentic creator with a proven track record in collaboration, cross-cultural team development, social entrepreneurship, mixed-media art, graphic design, creative writing, organizational management, program development and publishing. Jessey Jansen is the Founder/Manager of 

Voice of Maasai music label and Artist/Owner of Little Lady Studio.

Artist Statement

For me, creating has always been a companion, allowing me to make sense of seemingly uncontrolled situations through controlled mediums. Following an emerging artist nomination at the Peninsula Art School, I began to use art as an awareness tool to stimulate civic dialogue and action on the issues of poverty and social mobility; my unique focus eventually led me to Tanzania where I founded Voice of Maasai music and media label.

I have always been inclined to pick up some paper to sketch, collage, or write, it flows in my blood. Particularly significant to my developed artistic style are my college years when introduced to printmaking and graphic design. 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, development, and execution of materials. Printmaking allowed me to derive an appreciation for a thoughtful process; the interplay of symbols and text impressed on my mind a whispering potential for more as I recognized the significance of artists and designers in being influencers and storytellers.

Portraying whispering moments to challenging paradigms of social mobility, my medium may change, but the goal remains the same, to use art and design as a force for good.


2023 | American Package Design Winner, GDUSA, Irmaasai Lang

2023 | American Package Design Winner, GDUSA, Mama Africa

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 Campaign

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


Collect/Purchase Inquires & Availability

Professional Registries/Affiliations

Artwork Archive, Profile

Art in Embassies, Registry

Foundwork, Profile

Indiewalls, Member

SeeMe, Member

Women In Music, Member

Music Managers Forum, Member


2022 Non-Profit Leadership and Management Certification at ACC

2019 NOLS Women’s Leadership Course

2013 Nikon Photography School

2002 Small Business Development Workshop, UW Madison School of Business

2001 Bachelor Degree in Communications in the Arts from University of Green Bay WI

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