Energy first. Then design. Tesla said “If you want to find the secret to the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”
When we bring energy, intention, and intelligence to the table, we create a space for the brilliance of others to emerge. Matching energy 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 to bring life and personality to brands.
Terese Jungle earned her M.F.A. in Visual Communications at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at La Roche University, she enjoys sharing decades of experience in graphic design—specializing in brand design and development.
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’s currently completing a brand design project for Harmonist Sanctuary in Denver, CO and brand consulting for Pittsburgh’s Smallest Show in Town.
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.
Other personal work includes design merchandising—with products available in boutique museum shops. In January, 2019 she was Featured Artist of The Mattress Factory Museum shop, donating proceeds from work sold to the Women and Children’s Center of Greater Pittsburgh.