- ask me about copywriting -
Nearly all the headlines and copy concepts here in my samples are my creation. I am able to write all the copy for most pieces. Quality copy is the perfect partner to help design work meet or exceed expectations.
- my background -
I began my graphic design career in the early 90's in Detroit, Michigan, going from a small, quality print shop to a large publishing company, Gale Research, where I was promoted to Senior Art Director. I transitioned to national brand art direction working on the Daimler-Chrysler account at a large agency. A break from work came with my relocation to Hawaii’s Big Island in 2003, where I began a family and spread new roots. My expertise was utilized at West Hawaii Today's North Hawaii News office as their lead graphic artist, where I worked for six years. Across the ocean and continent, Traverse City, Michigan is where my journey brought me next. From here, I am able to work with clients in any location. Throughout my career I've taken on a variety of freelance jobs, designing everything from business cards to billboards. My goal has always been to provide meticulous, efficient work. I look forward to many more years of helping clients shine!
- full-speed ahead -
The compliment I most often hear from clients is that I'm fast. Backed by years of practice, I've become a quality producer, while being able to offer quick turnaround. Good design is one-half aesthetics and one-half human psychology. My software fluency and my skill at pinpointing clear messages combine to create effective products - and happy clients!
“A highly skilled, talented graphic designer with ad agency experience and excellent business acumen.“
– Liam Kernell, The Kohala Center
“Her attention to detail and openness to our ideas are key in producing a finished product that we can both be proud of.“
– Michael Oh, The Shops at Mauna Lani
“Jessica's ability to listen and bring her creative vision captured my thoughts perfectly.“
– Kathy Keller, Owner, Hula Moon Boutique
“I couldn't be happier with what she is able to accomplish.“
– KC Stallsmith, Owner, CrossFit AllStar
My name is Jessica Young. I'm a freelance graphic designer located in Traverse City, Michigan. I love what I do and it shows! I used to work on high-end national campaigns, and now I put that same polish on small businesses, too. There isn't a design job I haven't done, but I'm especially proud when I can help a non-profit or small local business convey their message beautifully.
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