Who I Am

 

Rachel Jenks

Founder & Art Director

Life-long learner, explorer, entrepreneur, foodie, gardening enthusiast, cat mom

Hi, I’m Rachel. Welcome to Rtistry By Design!

For more than 20 years, public communications has been my career, including graphic design for 11 years and counting. Prior to design, my unique journey spanned multiple roles in four countries, three cities, and two states – including professional ballet, childcare, office management, business travel, copywriting, event production, business consulting, and national and international public relations. Most recently, I served as Marketing Director of Davis College in Johnson City, New York before launching Rtistry By Design full time in 2016. This diversified background allows me to bring to the table a broad range of experience and inside industry understanding to better serve client needs.

As a designer, I have had the opportunity to work with businesses and organizations of all sizes, start-ups, higher education institutions, and non-profits for projects in brand consulting, branding, brand strategy, brand development, messaging, multi-media design, digital design, print design, presentation design, event branding, attendee experience design, out of home, digital illustration, packaging, vehicle wraps, layout, photo manipulation, copywriting, 3D animation of engineering drawings, elearning, video, and photography. A proud member of AIGA since 2010, I also had the honor of participating in the Slack-based creation of our own original typeface, Excelsiorama, which was featured by HOW Magazine!

Locally, I serve on the board of AIGA Upstate NY as Binghamton Programming Director. I am a proud member of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, the Entrepreneurs Alliance, the Emerging Leaders Society, and the Broome County Arts Council, as well as a past board member and Vice President of BCCOAD, and an active participant in the renaissance of my city.

When not partnering with clients to craft memorable brand experiences, I can usually be found playing in my garden or my kitchen, savoring the beauty of the outdoors, and spending time with friends.

Now you know a little more about me… How about you? Who are you that truly sets you apart?

Ask me WHY

From its inception, Rtistry has existed for the benefit of my kids. In August of 2015, that dream took on new faces – at an orphanage in the bush of Malawi, Africa. Those precious kids became part of my heart, and ten percent of every Rtistry project is donated to support that orphanage. Theirs are the faces I see in the midst of every challenge I face and every decision I make. It is now my dream that this business will one day be able to fully fund an orphanage somewhere in the world. Referencing Simon Sinek, they are my “Why”.

 

Rtistry By Design is for my kids – all of them. <3

Rtistry By Design is for my kids – all of them. <3

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