Ready for some magic? Work with me.

  • Do you want to work with a seasoned professional who is organized, efficient, timely, and responsive?
  • Are you looking for an intuitive artist who can translate your ideas into uniquely beautiful design - and has the technical chops you need?
  • Are you interested in collaborating with someone who listens, laughs, and speaks design in a language that makes sense?

Check Out My Offerings

I create stunning websites in WordPress and Squarespace, & offer re-designs and maintenance of existing sites. Find out more...

From logo and branding packages to business cards, posters, and book covers, I can do it all. Find out more...

I offer custom, hand-painted illustrations for your book, magazine, or website. Find our more...

Client Love

“It’s extremely difficult to find a graphic designer who creates from the heart, who renders with a sense of warmth and individual presence. Jacks created a business card for me that represents a direct visual communication of my services as a Healer. The card catches the eye without “selling” me as a product. It’s exactly what I wanted.”

- Sue Autrand, Shadowhands

“We worked long distance, which can be a real challenge for some folks. But she might as well have been right next door. She was fast, flexible, efficient, creative and easy to work with. She highlighted my copy in a way that was innovative, unexpected and very compelling.”

- Simha, Copywriter

About Me

A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and a veteran creative, I bring fine-art sensibilities and exceptional organizational capacities to my work in design and illustration. I have an interdisciplinary mind full of creative solutions to communications puzzles, and the project management skills to keep everyone on task. I am also a Photoshop wizard and a font nerd who geeks out on color and composition, and loves to make surprisingly beautiful things for my clients.

Jacks McNamara on Doe Mountain

Since 2004, I have worked as a freelance designer for entrepreneurs, non-profits, artists, and small businesses. I have also served as Art Director at Turning Wheel Media and The Icarus Project, two grassroots organizations devoted to social justice and alternative media.  I have been in love with words and images since I was a small child, and discovered the joys of mixing the two when I got my hands on my first copy of Printshop Deluxe in 1994. Now WordPress and Photoshop are my magic tools. I am also a painter and poet - if you're interested in my artistic work, please visit my portfolio site.

Services I Offer:

  • Branding: Logos, identity design
  • Customized Websites in WordPress & Squarespace - find out more about my webdesign packages.
  • Ads for print & social media
  • Promotional Materials: Business Cards, Postcards/Flyers, Posters, Brochures, CD/DVD design, Stickers, Letterhead
  • Book/Magazine Covers
  • Interior Book Design & Magazine Layout
  • Custom Lettering & Typography
  • Custom Illustration - Images in ink, watercolor, gouache, or pastels, finished up in Photoshop and ready for print or web.