Jess Moore brings more than 20 years experience in communications design to her work as an artist and designer. She holds an undergraduate degree is in New Media Production from Emerson College and an M.F.A. in Integrated Design from the University of Baltimore. Several of her positions were working with a range of media, web, newspaper, and video, before moving into in-house design roles.
A native of Maryland, Jess was the sole in-house designer for a professional services firm where she lead all graphic design work within the firm’s corporate marketing department; since moving to Denver she has launched her freelance design business and art pursuits under both Graphic Design and Moore and Simple and Sylvan.
In tandem with her design career, Jess began teaching in 2002, and has since taught in a variety of programs for communications and graphic design. She served as the Program Manager at the Johns Hopkins Computer Career Institute creating a design curriculum that was implemented in five schools. She has also taught at University of Baltimore, Harford Community College, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Art Institute of Colorado, and Metropolitan State University of Denver. A firm believer that artists must fully know their tools, she can swiftly navigate a breadth of Adobe software and loves the spark of excitement when students execute their vision.
In addition to teaching and her work with clients, Jess serves on the AIGA Colorado Board of Directors. She joined the board in 2014 and served as Co-Membership Director before assuming the role of President for the 2015-2017 term. She has been a member of AIGA since 2006.
Jess creates art under Simple and Sylvan, mountain inspired art. After working as a graphic designer in professional services firms, she was inspired by the mountains of Colorado. She spent 8 weeks as a girl scout camp counselor and laid in her sleeping bag trying to figure out how to recreate the scenes and colors that she was immersed in during the day.
Another line of work with You Do You Decor Jess publishes across stitch patterns, and decor kits for DIY projects.