Jessica Jacobs is a professor, artist, designer, entrepreneur and consultant with expertise in marketing, media, communications and strategic thinking. Jessica's strengths are in project management, strategic planning, writing, synthesizing complex information, design thinking, art thinking, and making interdisciplinary connections.
Jessica is an Assistant Professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department at Columbia College Chicago where she teaches visual arts management and design management classes. Jessica received a BS in Radio/Television/Film from Northwestern University and an MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Jessica Jacobs is an artist and designer living in Chicago. Her photographs have been widely exhibited, including solo and group exhibitions at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin, Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, Massachusetts. She was recently awarded an Illinois Arts Council grant.
In addition to her art and photography, Jessica is a graphic designer, art director, and marketing strategist with over 15 years experience with non-profit, corporate, and sole proprietor clients. Jessica’s commercial photography and design portfolio includes work for Northwestern University, Laura on Laura Comeback Tour, Transolid, Giving Quilts, Anixter Center, and Chicago History Museum.
Jessica is currently working on several other art-related entrepreneurial projects, including Art Ally, a consultancy service for artists; Oonaverse, a collaborative design project; and Kritsit, a critique website for artists.