meMy name is Jessica, and I am a data visualization graphic designer in Laramie, Wyoming.

My real passion lies in creative development and graphic design for organizations with mission: those with the drive to create tools, reports, research or products that bring some good into this world.  I enjoy getting to know the heart and soul behind a project and working together with clients to make that a reality in creative and innovative ways. I’ve had the opportunity to do just that with a number of great clients.

Data has become my favorite kind of content to wrestle.  It doesn’t require a selling point, an angle or a hook.  The creative challenge comes in making these data points something valuable to a wide audience, educating while enlightening, informing as well as changing the way we see our world and ourselves.

Professional History

Now

  • UI and Data Design Specialist, Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming
  • Board of Directors: Web Chair, AIGA of Colorado, 2015 – present.
  • Presenter2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Wyoming Non-Profit Conference. August 2, 2016.
  • Presenter, Data Storytelling. Association for Business and Economic Research Centers’ Annual Conference. October 11, 2015.
  • Presenter, Creating Safe Places: Methods of Sketching & Exploring Ideas in Datavis & UI Design. Department of Computer Science. April 30, 2015. University of Wyoming.
  • Award of Excellence, 2014 Best of Digital Design, Society for News Design for The Next America Essay, Pew Research Center

2012 – 2014

2009 – 2012

  • Manager of Publications and Web Services, Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University
  • Presenter. Merely Windmills: Conquering Design and Publication Obstacles in Research Centers.  Association for University Business and Economic Research Annual Conference. October 11, 2011.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Transatlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Excellence in Publication Design, Association for University Business and Economic Research

2008

  • Multimedia Specialist, Department of Physiology and Health Science, Ball State University
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Evangel University (Concentration in Art, minors in Multimedia Communications and Biblical Studies)