Jess Leftault has enjoyed a successful freelancing career working with local and national companies, agencies, and nonprofits. She currently contracts with several small businesses and nonprofits in Portland, OR including Rose City Philanthropy, Greenlight Creative, and Rose City Gay Freedom Bands. Along with providing design services, she also teaches Visual Design at PHAME, an art school for adults experiencing I/DD.
She was introduced to graphic design at the Arizona Daily Wildcat, an independent student-run newspaper at the University of Arizona. After graduating with a degree in sculpture and 3D design, she worked for several nonprofits designing and creating marketing pieces for events, fundraisers, and performances. In 2017, she completed a two year certificate program at PNCA in Communication Design with a focus on Creative Marketing and Brand Development.
I believe that when clients engage in the design process, they leave the project feeling a sense of ownership for the content we produced together. I am most successful when I'm solving complex problems with resourceful and simple ideas.
The processes I use rely on open communication about the design problem we are trying to solve. Once we have succinctly identified the challenge, we'll flesh out the best solutions using a variety of creative marketing and design theory tools. From there, I'll go to work implementing the solution we built together.