I am a Design Generalist. I am a Creative. A multi-disciplined graphic designer with a penchant for bold color. I am the Queen of making it do what it do, even if there is a limited budget to do it with. I can write. I can draw a little. I am an accomplished photographer. And if I can’t do something, I know someone who can.



Identity Systems, Branding, Newsletters, Brochures, Programs, Invitations.



Fine Art, Events, Weddings, Portraiture, Family



Editorial, Pen/Ink, Digital

Other Stuff


Party Favors, Faux Finishes, Wherever Inspiration Struck


In a digital world, the power of a moving hand and analog tools still ring as necessary. I use technology to make paper and ink sing harmonically.

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    Love motivates me. I love color, line and typography. I love paper. I love photographs because they tell stories, and I love a good story. Especially yours. Also, I love tequila.


    A second-generation artist, Jesi grew up in Paris, France, Kingston, Jamaica, and Harlem, USA.

    On her 13th birthday, she was given a camera; an inexpensive Meikai with no controls other than “daylight” and “flash.” And while she has been making pictures ever since she followed the money into a corporate life, working as a designer on the side.

    But the life-altering events of 9/11/01 convinced the BearMaiden to actively live the artist life. She was accepted at Pratt Institute where she pursued a degree in graphic design and illustration.



    Creative Director / PhotoGun for Hire
    2007 - Present

    I design and produce brochures, newsletters, posters, banners, newspaper and magazine ads for print. I create identity systems and style guides for new businesses and re-imagine and implement branding for established ones. I produce T-shirt illustrations and prepare for production. I design retail interiors, including all in-store advertising and signage. I write business and promotional campaigns and ad copy. I photograph events and weddings, and provide retouching services.


    Graphic Designer,
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Designed and produced medical forms for several departments in the institution. Additionally, produced and prepared brochures, posters, journal advertisements and other collateral used to promote physicians, medical practices and hospital events while adhering to pre-established style guides. Maintained weekly newsletter; duties include photographing hospital personnel and events, selecting and retouching photography, preparing files for print and online publication.


    Some of my favorite clients include:

    Auburn Seminary, NYC


    The Mount Sinai School  of Medicine, NY

    Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, NY

    CPEII Elementary School Parents Association, NY

    Wintec Group Inc, NYC


    Your reccomendation is my highest accolade!

    “Jesi designed a postcard for my exhibition entitled, MANAHATTA TODAY: INDIGENOUS ART OF N.Y.C. She also created online flyers and hard copy posters for this show. She is a very generous spirited young woman! ”
    NADEMA A. Artist, Curator, Red Earth Studio NYC
    “Jesi designed a poster and personal stationery for me. The poster was beautiful, but it also fit the very specific specs of the academic conference where I was showing it, because of Kelley's on point research. She was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to future opportunities to work with her.”
    PK J Researcher, Post-Doctorate Fellow
    “Jesi is an amazing photographer. She captures the essence of the moment and person. Auburn has repeatedly contracted her to photograph our events.... her turn- around on the work is quick and used in numerous ways by our organization. We would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a great event photographer."
    Jeannie Lee Manager of Facilities and Hospitality
    “Jessica is a wonderful designer. She approaches her work seriously and is always a pleasure to work with. I especially like her artistic sense and dedication to our organization. She has made a positive impact on Opus 118 and we will continue to work with her.”
    karen geer Former Director, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music

    SAY HI!

    In New York, I am located in the historic Sugar Hill District in Harlem.
    Text me at 917.294.4762 or send me an email.