Who is Art Ally?


 Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Jessica Jacobs is Art Ally.

I started Art Ally when I needed to give my own artistic career a kick in the pants. With extensive experience in the worlds of art and business, I knew what to do for my career, but I wasn't doing it. Why? I needed to dig deep and figure out my stumbling blocks. I built this business to give myself a framework, share with it others, and publicly eliminate all of my excuses. 

More details about Jessica

Jessica Jacobs is an artist, designer and entrepreneur. Her photographs have been widely exhibited, including solo and group exhibitions at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin, Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, Massachusetts. She was recently awarded an Illinois Arts Council grant. Jessica received a BS in Radio/Television/Film from Northwestern University and an MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago.

In addition to her art and photography, Jessica is a graphic designer, art director, and marketing strategist with over 15 years experience with non-profit, corporate, and sole proprietor clients. Jessica’s commercial photography and design portfolio includes work for Northwestern University, Laura on Laura Comeback Tour, Transolid, Giving Quilts, Anixter Center, and Chicago History Museum. 

Jessica is currently working on several other art-related entrepreneurial projects, including Oonaverse, a collaborative design project, and Kritsit, a critique website for artists.

With experience as both an artist and businessperson, Jessica understands both perspectives and the skills needed to succeed in both worlds.