Go ahead, get your snoop on.
So pleased to meet ya
I’m Jessica—Jess, actually—a designer living in the midwest, looking for every chance to do my best work every day. I spend my days at Mostly Serious doing a little bit of everything, but mostly UX/UI design, digital research and strategy, and providing creative marketing support for clients that get it. In the past I've worked for incredible companies like Marlin and 417 Magazine where I honed my traditional design and art direction skillset.
At home, I’ve got a swell husband, adorable boy named Arlo, and three dogs (but only one of them is good). My yoga practice is mostly good and getting better. I love music of the alternative and indie variety, but can occasionally be caught rapping Hamilton in my car on the way to work.
My strongest skillset is arguably my professional adaptablity— or hunger to learn on the job. I've spent my entire career working on expanding my skillset to stretch into new areas of interest or professional adjacencies. Photography, art direction, and photo styling are all knacks that I picked up during my time leading the editorial art department at 417 Magazine. Time spent in the agency world gave me practical insights into strategy, brand development, and creative on a large scale. And my last few years in the digital-first realm at Mostly Serious has tossed me head first into advanced web design and UX, digital strategy, and digital research methods that make my work effective.
So, if you've got a need—I may not have it yet, but you can bet that I can learn to be great at it.
Let's talk process. In fact, let's wax poetic.
I used to believe that process was just one thing: the thoroughly explored pencil sketches that you make before starting a project. Sound familiar, any third or fourth year design students? It took me years of working to finally figure out that process isn't a thumbnail, it's a path. It's the steps you need to go through to make sure that work is right and reasoned. Over the past couple of years, I've refined my own path that helps me fully understand the business objectives behind a project, learn valuable insights gathered from user research, and collaborate at critical points with clients and internal team members to ensure watertight alignment.