About Jess

My skills

  • HTML / CSS
  • Wordpress
  • WebDesign
  • Javascript
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

A little about me – Web Designer & Developer

I am a believer in simplicity and feel that the essence of great design is found in the combination of good concepts and resonating presentation. I have a strong penchant for visual communication, and now focus most of my talents in web design and development.

My passion for graphic design began early in my childhood and gained momentum during my time at NCSU’s College of Design. With over seven years of professional design experience, I am able to combine my interests, experience, and passion with each project I complete. My job provides me with the ability to work in a team on a variety of projects, and challenges me to learn new skills while growing as a designer.


It’s Been Awhile…

Obviously, I’m not the best at blogging. It’s been almost a year!

For anyone who has come back to my site, there have been some changes in the past year! Its no longer JesMots.com. I got married! A month ago, tomorrow! So…You’re in the right place, I’ve just changed my last name and Jess-Shook.com is more fitting:)

Here are some of our favorite pics from the big day.

Inspiration…Quotes on Design

Great designers or artists inspire with their work. Some of them are even inspiring when they are talking. Here is a small collection of quotes by designers and artists that I will add to as I find more…

“I love making the stuff, that’s sort of the core of it. I love creating the stuff. It’s so satisfying to get from the beginning to the end, from a shaky nothing idea to something that’s well formed and the audience really likes. It’s like a drug: You keep trying to do it again and again and again. I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.”
— Louis C.K.

“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.”
— David Carson

“Beauty of style & harmony & grace & good rhythm depend on simplicity.”
— Plato

20 Excellent Examples of Icon Usage in Web Design

This amazing set of websites makes use of creative imagery through icons that defies the norm of what a typical CTA or navigation might look like. Might use some ideas for my next design…


Announcing the RE-DESIGN of JesMots!!

I am happy to announce the re-design of JesMots.com!! I have been thinking about redesigning this site for a few months now and finally settled in and made some much needed improvements, including wordpress integration as well as a clean design that allows me to show off my work.


Can I Help YOU?

printBusiness and Marketing Collateral.

I work to enhance, clarify, express, and engage in smart and imaginative ways – whether it is a brochure, business card, ad space, or a polished visual design system.

brandCommunicating. Not Just Decorating…

Your brand is the heart of everything your company stands for. It provides a first impression for your customers and it’s your reputation within your industry. Much more than just a logo, I love working with clients to create a flexible brand identity that communicates, not just decorates.

webBeautiful & User Friendly Design.

When it comes to a website, first impressions are important. Customers will judge a site within seconds of visiting it, therefore it’s important that an online identity reflects who you are as a business and communicates to visitors effectively.

With this in mind I always want to deliver effective, accessible, good looking websites that are user-friendly; balancing form and function to deliver smart, accessible solutions.

A Portfolio Showcase

Get in Touch!

Where am I?

Charlotte, NC

Where Do I Work?

I am a UX Visual Designer for TIAA CREF

Email Me

General: JessM.Shook[at]gmail.com
Support: info[at]pixlcreative.com

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To send me a message or just to say hello, please complete the form on the right or contact me via the email listed above. I'll get back to you asap!