I am currently pursing a Masters of Design degree at Carnegie Mellon University in ‘communication planning and information design.’ I love the emphasis on both interaction design and communication in my coursework. It creates a way thinking about interactions and empathy for the users throughout each challenge, which is important as we design products unlike anything we’ve dealt with before.
I have a background in visual design and communication, having worked as a designer since 2008 on print, branding, digital, and web projects. These have been varied experiences in long- and short-term contracts for both large corporations and small start-ups.
I am most interested in meeting the new challenges in technology through digital product design, interaction design, or design strategy. I enjoy working with teams in fast-paced environments and complex problems.
|See my process as a Master of Design student||AIGA Pittsburgh contributing writer & member||Design League at CMU||In-progress works||Visual Puns|
ps. I also have one goldfish (pictured above). His name is Mustard.
“I know only a handful of people in the world like Jackie. She is exceptionally ambitious and talented; she has a fantastic, positive attitude, that combined with a rare combination of refreshing humility and quiet confidence, has made her an absolute star on our team. Jackie leads by creative example, and I love that she has found a passion where she can do the following – she can take an ambiguous vision (like mine often is), and turn it into an actionable direction; and she does this with enthusiasm and conviction, it is always compelling, and always honest. I can think of no time when she didn’t absolutely exceed my expectations or that of our clients…I built a great company with Jackie’s tremendous support and influence, and found a super friend along the way.”
// Dave Bacon
// Holly Barrett, Executive Director
// Jeannie Wert, Communications & Events Manager
(currently at VisitDenver)
“Jacklynn helped us entirely re-brand our school by creating our new logo and brochure. She completely understood the mission and vision of our school just by me bullet-pointing some ideas to her over email, and she encapsulated that mission and vision with her text and her logo ideas. She was really excited about the school we are trying to create, and her passion & enthusiasm in our project came out in her work and made me feel like we were in great hands. Our students LOVE our new image and we were able to start off the year with a super positive vibe. I feel proud when I hand out our brochures. We were 20 students over-enrolled this year due to our ability to recruit students with the materials she helped us create, and now we have a waiting list! Thank you, Jacklynn!! What is our next project together?? :)”
// Jessica Newman
“Working with Jackie is fun – fun because she makes it easy, she delivers on time, and she respects what I’ve requested, but also comes up with ideas that are better than that and suggests those. She worked on several different graphic design projects for us, including logos and merchandise designs. I would gladly work with her again and again and again.”
// Stephen Beili
“I reached out to Jacklynn after visiting her blog about TEDxMileHigh: Risk and Reward. We were under a time-crunch and needed a skilled designer to help us with our program for an upcoming event.
It was a stretch, but Jacklynn graciously accepted and, and after a few emails and calls, turned out a beautiful final product that was on-time and on-point. It was a pleasure to work with her—she’s highly creative, personable, hard-working, reliable, and has a deep knowledge of all aspects of design. I highly recommend Jacklynn and am happy to answer more questions about our experience working with her.”
// Micah Williams
“Jacklynn is a talented designer who is creative and dedicated. She can work on both print and web projects to ensure a seamless creative vision to a campaign. In addition, she is a talented illustrator who can bring artistry to concepts.”
// Keith Hart
// Nathaniel Koloc, CEO
I’ve already recommended Jacklynn to multiple companies in my network, and I look forward to hopefully working with her again in the future.
// Evan Walden, President