Creative Spark | Design By Jessa Wilcoxen
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By Jessa Wilcoxen | Design Professional & Educator
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At the start of each project we will discuss the core of your business, competition, and customers. You will be kept updated at every stage of the project by providing you with choices, opportunity for input, modifications, and approval.

From print to web design, Creative Spark can help you identify, craft, and clearly communicate your company's marketing message.



Dale Berryhill

Owner of Berryhill Communications

We contracted with Jessa to redesign our logo and banner ads, and to add content to our existing websites. Her graphic design work was professional and contemporary, giving us exactly what we wanted. She worked quickly and her prices were very affordable. Jessa is easy to work with and conscientious. We will definitely hire her again for future work.


Douglas Holmes

President of Central Illinois Herpetology Society

Our organization had asked Jessa Wilcoxen at Creative Spark, to set up our website, it is outstanding! Numerous people have expressed how professional it looks. Her attention to detail and her ability to understand our needs, were far more than we could expect and we were able to communicate entirely online. I would suggest to anyone looking for a web designer to hire her.


Kara Freeman

Kara Michael Free Studio

It was such a pleasure to work with Jessa in creating my website. She is very knowledgeable on design and ideas and she was very patient and informative throughout the process. She made every effort to make sure I was pleased with color, layout, and wording, to really show the viewer my product and message. Technically Jessa is very savvy as she was able to get around some issues from my old layout and host site and put everything into place. Jessa has a true artist's eye, and at the same time made absolutely sure that she was meeting my own desire and vision for the website.


Anne Dorn

Owner of Cups 'n Cakes
It was a pleasure to work with Jessa on my logo design for my cake business. I contacted Jessa with a list of specific ideas that I had in mind and she far surpassed my expectations. She instinctively knew exactly what I wanted for my logo which saves me time and money. She is professional and listens to what you need in your designs and the end result is spectacular! I was very pleased at how quickly I received my design choices and how affordable the project turned out to be! I highly recommend Jessa and I will be using her again in the future!


Lauri Hagie

Mother of the Bride

While planning my daughter's wedding, I contacted Jessa to design the stationery including an invitation, RSVP card, thank you card, and a personal logo for the couple. Even though I was unable to meet with Jessa in person, she was very easy to contact through emails and phone calls. My daughter and I were very pleased with the unique, creative final products. Jessa seemed to intuitively know exactly what my daughter had envisioned for her wedding stationery. I would definitely recommend Jessa for any designing project.


Damien Kovarik

Project Manager at OTVS, LLC

Jessa Wilcoxen had a professional attitude and had excellent time management skills. The graphics and web design she completed were on-time and under budget. It was a great working with such a focused individual.


Bill Beatty

Stepping Stone Studio, LLC

Jessa provided graphic design services on a contract basis when our workload, periodically, required additional talent and output. Jessa worked within the time and budget constraints of each project and was equally effective interpreting and running with our ideas or contributing her own.

Sample of clients

Morgan Keegan
Arkansas State University
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Beatty Hill Architecture
Ultimate Web Design
Creative Food Works
ERE Media
Greenville College
Signature Advertising Agency
Lewis Clark Advertising Design
Compliance Assurance Associates
DCI, Harvard Medical School
Viking Kitchen School
University of Memphis

Jessa Wilcoxen

The Woman Behind The Spark

In addition to being the founder of Creative Spark, I am also an Associate Professor & Director of the School of Art and Creative Media at Millikin University where I specialize in aesthetic, technical and business aspects of design, digital illustration and multimedia. Since 2006, I have met the creative needs of advertising agencies and local and national companies.

Prior to joining the faculty at Millikin University, I taught courses in graphic design and interactive media at Greenville University, Arkansas State University, and the University of Memphis. I have studied graphic design, marketing, and business management at Bradley University (B.A. Graphic Design) and the University of Memphis (M.F.A Graphic Design)..

I'm very proud of the success of my students. Their eagerness to be innovative, willingness to collaborate, and desire to make their mark on the design world serve as my inspiration. During my career I have mentored students in winning dozens of American Advertising Awards (ADDYs®). Learn more about me here: Millikin University Bio

Through my original concept, dynamic layouts, and high quality execution, my work is the creative spark you have been looking for.

"The designer waits through the rain and hail for the lightning to strike. Sparked by the creative mind, the storm will come."

As An Educator

I Use

I Teach

Web Design / Development
Branding & Editorial Design
Package Design
Animation / Motion Graphics
Digital Illustration
Digital Video / Audio Editing
Graphic Design History
Information Design
Digital Marketing
Design Thinking
and More

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