Meet the Designer | I am happy to introduce you to a wonderful digital designer – Jen Martakis. I have admired Jen’s work for a while now and I hope you enjoy getting to know her!
Jen’s Life | Jen lives in a small farming community in Northwest Indiana with her husband, Nick, and five sons. Her sons keep her very busy, as you can imagine! They range in age from her oldest, who is in college, all the way down to her youngest, who will start kindergarten next fall. With so many boys, her days are full, but she loves having all the boys around. It takes someone special to handle that much activity, but Jen loves it! As she says, “There is never a dull moment!”
Jen’s Style & Inspiration | Jen was introduced to the world of digital scrapbooking in 2009 while working on a manufacturer’s design team. The company asked her to design digital pages for promotional purposes, and Jen jumped in with enthusiasm. She was hooked on digital scrapping immediately and, within a few months, had started creating and designing her own products. She is very inspired by color and says that, “I almost always start with a color palette when I design.” When asked about her design style, it’s an easy answer, “Simple, colorful and fun!”
And she also let me in on a secret. “I can NOT draw with pen and paper. My kids tell me I could mess up a stick figure! But in Adobe Illustrator, I have learned that I can do much more.”
Back to School Papers by Jen Martakis
Lovely by Jen Martakis
Dream by Jen Martakis
Jen’s Team | Jen’s design team consists of 16 very talented design team members. Jen usually has a design team call every fall but she’s always open to adding new designers to her team. Interested designers can email her at email@example.com with links to their work and she will consider them. More information about her current design team and a full list with links to their galleries can be found here.
Color Blast 1 – Celebrate Bundle by Jen Martakis
Fun Facts | Although her boys keep her very busy, Jen still finds some quiet time at home with them. Her favorite Friday night activity is staying in and watching a movie with her family. Her favorite food is pizza and that is also her favorite part of Friday night – ordering in a pizza to go with their family movie night. Her favorite color is yellow because “it just makes me happy.”
Where to find Jen | Besides Two Peas in a Bucket, you can find Jen at Facebook/Jen Martakis Designs and at Twitter/JenMartakis. For more information about Jen, her designs and her creative team, visit Jen’s blog.
I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting Jen Martakis! If you’d like to suggest a designer for a future column, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment here.
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