Continuing her work outside academia, Jessica maintains a photography and design studio. As a designer and marketing/ communications consultant, Jessica creates marketing materials and facilitates strategic planning for a variety of clients in the corporate, non-profit and education sectors. Jessica also has industry experience as a Marketing & Communications Manager at Northwestern University and as Director of Marketing for Transolid, a product manufacturer. In this capacity, she managed the company's comprehensive strategic marketing direction and initiatives.

Jessica synthesizes her expertise in academia, the arts and business through her work with artists, educators and arts-related organizations. She also possesses a unique combination of management experiences as both faculty and staff member in higher education.

Jessica's strengths are in project management, strategic planning, communication, synthesizing complex information, design thinking, art thinking and making interdisciplinary connections. As a designer and marketing/communications consultant, Jessica creates marketing materials and facilitates strategic planning for a variety of clients in the corporate, non-profit and education sectors. 

Jessica is currently developing several other entrepreneurial projects:

Art Ally

As part of her consulting work and research interests, Jessica recently founded Art Ally, a consulting service to help artists manage their businesses.

Oonaverse

Oona is a design studio specializing in photography-based pattern, illustration and design. Look for a launch of new patterns and designs sometime in 2017.