Jen’s Resume


  • Bachelor of Science in Art; double minor in Physics and Math
    University of Wisconsin River Falls
  • Associate in Applied Science in Multimedia and Computer Graphics
    Minnesota School of Computer Imaging, a division of Globe College
  • Courses in illustrating wildflowers, taught by illustrator and GNSI member Peg Steunenberg at the Yellowstone Association Institute in Yellowstone National Park
  • Botanical Illustration class taught by Vera Ming Wong at the Maplewood, MN Nature Center

Professional Experience

  • Turning Leaf Studio • 1999 to present
    Self-Employed as Artist, Graphic and Website Designer
    • Specialize in web consultation and design for small businesses
    • Desktop publishing, graphic design, illustration and fine art
  • Tecumseh Herald Tecumseh, MI
    Graphic Designer
    • Graphic designer for Homefront publication
    • Backup newspaper production and design
  • Ely Community Resource Ely, MN
    Youth Worker for community based non-profit organization
    • Worked directly with elementary and high school students leading programs which assist in promoting healthy activities and direction for at-risk students
    • Planned activities and guest speakers by contacting and coordinating with various
    community organizations and individuals
  • Wintergreen Designs Ely, MN
    Retail Salesperson and Manager
    • Worked on retail floor selling winter apparel
    • Facilitated phone and website orders; processed returns
    • As retail manager, implemented new employee trainings, scheduling, and staff meetings
  • Elliot Architects Hudson, WI
    Office Manager and Marketing Coordinator
    • Administrative and accounting responsibilities; payroll, client billing, tax preparation
    • Public relations; written promotional material, representation at Chamber of Commerce functions

Additional past professional experience

  • Website Coordinator and Designer
    Total Life Care Centers, Inc. (TLC) • St. Paul, MN
  • Religious Education Coordinator
    St. Anthony’s Parish • Ely, MN
  • Botanical and Nature Illustration Instructor
    Vermillion Community College, Continuing Education • Ely, MN
  • Art and Words Art Showing
    Piragis Northwoods • Ely, MN
  • Winter Festival Art Walk Participant
    Ely, MN
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    Colonial Graphics (3M approved vendor) • Woodbury, MN
  • Advertising Representative
    Press Publications/St. Croix Valley Press • White Bear Lake, MN
  • Hudson Wisconsin Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer
    Ambassador Committee Chair and Member
    St. Croix Music and Art Festival Volunteer
  • Administrative Assistant
    Skyway/East YMCA • Saint Paul, MN
  • Former member of GAIN (Gathering of Artists and Illustrators of Nature), St. Paul, MN
  • Former member of GNSI (Guild of Natural Science Illustrators), national organization
  • Former member and volunteer illustrator for the Wisconsin and Minnesota Chapters of The Nature Conservancy