“Energy first. Design second. That’s what my years of being a designer and design educator have taught me. When we bring energy and intention to the table, we create a space for the energy of art and the brilliance of others. This has been the foundation of my work as a brand strategist as well as for my personal work as an author and designer of objects.
Objects like business cards and greeting cards carry energy in the images and words we share as communication exchanged. It’s important for that exchange to be energized with authenticity, humor and maybe a little whimsy.”
Terese Jungle received her M.F.A. in Visual Communications from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at La Roche College, she enjoys sharing decades of experience in graphic design—specializing in brand design and development—with a dynamic student body.
As a brand consultant and designer, she has helped clients with logo and brand standards design, art direction, and writing/editing for a wide variety of small to mid-sized businesses as well as personalities, entrepreneurs, and corporations.
She is passionate about the narrative capacity of brands and is also a literal storyteller—with her first children’s book, Chicken: A Comic Cat Memoir published in 2016. The book won a 2017 Bronze in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, plus double Gold for Best Children’s Nonfiction and Best Pet Nonfiction in the 2016 Global E-book Awards.
Her personal work includes design merchandising—with products available in boutique museum shops. Most recently, she was Featured Artist of The Mattress Factory Museum shop for the month of January 2019, donating proceeds from work sold to the Women and Children’s Center of Greater Pittsburgh.