Over the past decade I have enjoyed the transition from 3-d Assemblage constructions to collaged Photoshop Illustration. This return to my roots in Commercial Art & Design has opened a fabulous world of imagery and intent.  It is easy to see how much my Assemblage work influences my Graphic designs.  I also spend a great deal of time "picturizing" the Biblical Geometry principles that I have researched for years, some of which can be seen on my website.  What follows in this section is a variety of work more illustrative than graphic.

Though I have designed images for books, cds, magazines, and a variety of other print media, I believe that every website needs some nice friendly Illustration elements, to compliment the text.  Whether it is a banner/header composition, a background, or spot vignettes for use on individual pages, the imagery makes the page inviting. The backlight of the computer screen really makes it sparkle in a lovely way.  Illustrations can set the stage for color choices on a website and used as a unifying element for print items such as biz cards, stationary, brochures, and such.  Many people are designing their own business cards for instance, after they hire out the artwork.  Of course all business tools will have greater continuity if they are created as a package by the Designer.  Still, it leaves some latitude for an individual to develop a portion of the needed materials to keep costs down if necessary.  An Illustration can range in expense from approx. $200 to $800, and upwards, depending on the complexity required and the scope of the project. 


Within any budget I always aim to exceed the expectations of my clients in care, quality, and attention to detail on each project.

My all time favorite art sentiment...

"Really, universally, relations stop nowhere, and the exquisite problem of the artist is eternally but to draw, by a geometry of his (her) own, the circle within which they shall happily appear to do so."   Henry James

Illustrations

illustrate   verb [trans.] “... to provide with pictures.”

Design work for people of Faith, sharing good teaching materials.

My primary goal is to focus most of my attention on Faith-based artwork.  Though we may differ on details and doctrines, it is still a co-labor to increase attention on the Scriptures that we cherish.


I invite you to visit the websites associated with the illustrations, by clicking on the artwork. 



“And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.”

Rev. 12:1-2

Book Cover Design   “Aramaic English New Testament”

- Translation by Andrew Gabriel Roth     Large Print Parallel Study Edition

© 2010 Karen Jacks • All Rights Reserved

CD Design Samples

Ministries of New Life

Please visit the MNL website for a wide variety of printable materials!