Bio

Passionate and determined, 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. A graduate from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, she has utilized her diverse skills in the fields of Graphic Design, Communications and the Fine Arts. Her professional experience has ranged from Event Coordination to Project Management to Graphic Designer and Entrepreneur, having served as former Co-Owner of a multimedia technology company.

Following an Emerging Artist nomination at the Peninsula Art School in 2006, Jessey began to use art as a purpose driven awareness tool to help encourage civic dialogue and action on the issues of poverty. She is now Lead Creator and owner of Little Lady Studio publishing company, helping to unleash creativity and support individual empowerment goals of others. Her unique focus and evolution of business goals led her to Tanzania where she now sponsors and manages the Voice of Maasai indie music label and social impact brand.

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 music label and unique gift card line.

 

Jessey 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.

Artist Statement

Translating everyday experiences through graphic depictions, collage and mixed media, 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.

 

My central protagonist is predominately "a faceless or universal female figure" and pays homage to my late mother and women's empowerment. I believe in incremental base-building approaches to improving life and use my artwork as a blueprint for change.

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

Creative Mornings, Profile

Foundwork, Profile

Indiewalls, Member

SeeMe, Member

Women and Their Work, Member

Women In Music Member

Professional Resources

Artwork Archive

Artsy

Artpace

Creative Capital

 
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