Jenna Stempel is a Chicago-based illustrator and designer that graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. She has a passion for orange juice and bowling, and enjoys rare chances to speak in the third person. For all inquiries, please contact

Work Samples

  • The Superstition Companion

  • Roseberry + Corwin Wedding

  • ArtCrank Poster

Work History

ALBERT WHITMAN & CO., Chicago, IL Junior Graphic Designer, Feb 2013—present Creating type treatments for picture book covers and designing covers for young adult novels; art direction for an upcoming picture book; designing an array of marketing and sales materials for both print and web application; updating reprints and company website; preflighting and uploading digital files to printers; maintaining company Pinterest account. ULYSSES PRESS, Berkeley, CA Freelance Designer & Illustrator, June 2012—present Illustrating and designing book covers and interior pages of upcoming titles off-site. SELF-EMPLOYED, Chicago, IL Freelance Designer & Illustrator, May 2012—present Partial Client List: Adler Planetarium, Chicago Reader, The Silver Room, In.cite Studio, Bullhead Cantina, P.S. Greetings, The Fat Shallot, Washington University Political Review, The Scleroderma Foundation, Washington University Alumni & Parents Admissions Program CHICAGO HOME + GARDEN, Chicago, IL Design Assistant, August 2012—November 2012 Worked under the art director to design and create spot illustrations for the Winter 2012 issue; designed graphics for blog posts and collaborated on original content with the editorial team; worked closely with marketing to update event collateral and media kit.


  • Washington University in St. Louis

    • BFA Communication Design
    • 2008 - 2012





Recipient of the The Al Parker Award for Excellence in Illustration, Eliot Scholar