Inspired artist, designer & professor of graphic arts.
Everyone has an artist within themselves, and I am here to help you find it! You have the ability to build self-confidence, and to experience powerful self-discovery through your own inherent creativity. It is my passion to help others experience the joy of creating from the heart.
"Jenny, your teaching style is invitational, open ended, and co creative. The atmosphere you create is both open and encouraging. You work to have the student identify their own goals, strengths, and areas of improvement. Thank you for all your coaching." — B. P.
I'm a professional designer and brand development specialist with 25 years of experience. I graduated from OCAD in 1996. I was the Creative Director and Director of Brand Development at Revera Inc for 14 years, leading national advertising and design campaigns in print, radio, TV, signage, fleet graphics and online. I have taught art and design for 8 years, and throughout my career I have freelanced, including gift card production for clients such as Canadian Tire, McDonalds, Roots, Air Canada, Cineplex and more. I continue to offer high standard graphics and branding services through my business, DAYBREAK ART & DESIGN, and I teach graphic arts at Mohawk College and the Toronto Film School.
In the past several years, I had the honour to connect with an amazing arts community in Oakville. Teaching watercolour printmaking to people of all ages, stages and abilities was an incredible experience.
"Jenny has facilitated a watercolour printmaking class I have taken for two years. I have learned many things technical: aspects of the press and paper and paint…. and artistic principals/elements. She is clearly knowledgable, which has allowed me to become a more confident artist.
Along with knowledge, Jenny’s skills as a facilitator are remarkable. In her classes she opens doors with clear initial direction and then with her particular quality of encouragement she launches us into self expression in a way that removes inhibiting anxiety. She will suggest options and supplemental mediums and she gives lots of individual time; she tells us what she sees. Occasionally she will stay our hands if we are moving towards overworking something. That has been helpful.
Jenny’s technical skills, her individual coaching are truly wonderful…so not surprisingly she fosters community in the classroom. We have become close knit, and now we support each other in the same way that she does." — S.H.