Hello! My name is Jackie and I am an artist.
Sometimes I feel like pinching myself, because I have my childhood dream job. I work out of my downtown studio here in Southern Pines, North Carolina, freelancing for clients and making art for my own personal projects with my big silver dog, Jax, who spends his days bathing in the sun that flows in through the big front window.
My ideal freelance clients are those I consider to be artisan entrepreneurs with products or services that fall into the categories of small batch, craft, and or handmade.
I tend to do a lot of packaging and label design, but I also create logos, posters and just about anything else that can be printed or posted.
When I’m not working on freelance projects chances are I’m whipping up something for my Etsy shop. I’m working hard to stock it with my own line of greeting cards and enamel pins.
My story abreviated
From the time I could hold a pencil I was fascinated with anything that could make a mark on paper. Growing up, my sketchbook was my escape. During my senior year of high school, my aunt encouraged me to talk to an Air Force recruiter. A year later in 2003 I decided to join.
Before I left for basic training I had been taking a medical course at the local community college and had my heart set on entering the medical field. Fortunately for me, I didn't get the job I wanted, instead the Air Force decided I was creative and sent me to school to become a graphic artist. After my 2nd enlistment was up I decided to pursue a career in freelance and to add to my skillset, went on to get my Bachelors degree in Illustration from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.