This. Is. Me. (the short version)
I grew up in Dayton, Ohio and spent my youth riding horses, perfecting my fine art skills in painting and drawing, and building some strong friendships that I still have today. I was strongly encouraged by my art teacher to go to art school. I did not even know that was a thing! So, I applied to one school and one school only. The Columbus College of Art and Design. There I spent 4 wonderful years earning my BFA on a small campus, learning what color theory was and the basis of critical thinking in advertising and design.
I was hired right out of college at the advertising agency Ten United Worldwide. Ten United is where I got my feet wet as a graphic designer, working on projects with Huntington Bank, First Star, the Boys & Girls Club of America, and Perkins just to name a few.
From there I was hired at a small design firm that worked primarily in the Healthcare industry with its primary clients being Ohio Health and Mylan Pharmaceuticals. My next leap was as an in-house designer at the Dearfoams® Company (slippers). As an in-house designer, my role was quite broad. Projects ranged from marketing brochures and sales sheets to the holiday packaging for Wal-Mart, Macy’s, Kohls, and Target. POS displays were also designed in conjunction with the packaging. I was also tasked with assisting with the redesign of our showroom in the Empire State building which was flipped twice a year to keep it fresh. I was in constant communication with our factory in China and saw all packages through production.
My biggest and most meaningful job as a graphic designer was at Interbrand, an international retail design firm. This amazing experience presented me with the opportunity to design for a slew of nationally recognized consumer brands. Some of my most successful projects during my 5 years there were: the redesign of Au Bon Pain, P&G, 24 Hr Fitness, Babies R Us, Amway, Golfsmith, Nutrisystem, and Ultra Diamonds. My career there was spectacular, and I look upon those days fondly. I worked with some of the most creative and inspirational people in the industry. That role shaped me into the designer I am today and gave me the tools I needed to start my own business.
I started Jen Chapman Creative in the fall of 2011. I acquired my first clients by regularly attending tradeshows where I could meet the owners of companies face to face. I still work with many of those first clients today. I currently work with a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from startups to large corporations and agencies. I make myself readily available to my clients. I am not the designer that will disappear, take weeks to respond, or close up shop to go back to a 9-5. You can rely on me to get the job done right and on time.
I love my work and what I do.
These are the geniuses I work with.
I have always said, “If I can’t do it, I know someone who can.” I have taken great care to find these special people whose talents the areas where design cannot. I only work with the best because their work is a reflection upon me and my business and I take that very seriously.
A woman of many words.
Amanda provides support to any client that needs help with writing content, finding the brand voice and editing content to ensure spelling and grammar are on point.
Wordpress developer and problem solver.
Ken is an integral component to the daily support that is needed for all WordPress or Shopify theme and custom builds. Ken also provides support in any coding mysteries that need solving.
My insanely talented illustrator.
Adam is one of the most talented illustrators that I have ever met and I am so thankful to have him as a part of my team. Adam takes care of all custom illustration projects, primarily the logos that are based off of photos or specific design concepts.
An SEO Wizard.
SEO is like a black hole full of questions and unsolved mysteries. It took me years to find someone I could trust for this. Brian gets your website to the top after the build is complete-and keeps it there.
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- Questions you may have about how and where to get started with your business branding, materials, and website
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- Which design package makes the most sense for you and the differences between them
- Best practices for making your website Google friendly
- How and why consistency in your branding and messaging matters