Photoshop was founded just before Jessi started at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for her degree in Advertising Design, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Jessi is an experienced visual communicator with over 30 years experience in the roles of Creative Director, Art Director, Designer and Fine Artist. Her career has spanned advertising agencies and publications as well as branding design for a host of individual clients. Jessi has won over 40 ADDY and FMA awards in all of these facets of visual communication and has left a trail of happy clients and high quality work.
She currently is Creative Director at Ocala Magazine Publishing, where she and her team of design, photography and editorial creatives put stories together for readers and create business for advertisers.
Along with the magazine, Jessi keeps busy with freelance design work helping clients tell their stories on multiple mediums to reach customers, voters, donors and audiences.
Jessi thrives as a creative in fast-paced environments and is passionate about always growing and continuing to do even better work. She is also passionate about working with others — learning from them as well as teaching and guiding them. Her diplomatic and inspiring nature as well as strong communication and presentation skills all speak to her value in leading and participating on creative teams, giving or taking direction.
Jessi strongly believes in contributing to community and giving back to the world as well.
Her motto is, “Saving the world, one design at a time.”