With some direction and a healthy dose of perspiration, inspiration can lead to great things. Our inspiration comes from many sources, especially working with people who are passionate about their goals and appreciate creative, effective ways to communicate with people and get results.
Jennifer LeMay, founder J. LeMay Studios, has provided creative design and communications services to dozens of clients for over 15 years. These include UC Santa Barbara, the County of Santa Barbara, Community Environmental Council, the Fund for Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, Wilderness Youth Project, Idea Engineering, and many more.
Since 2015, Jennifer has worked for the Santa Barbara City College Foundation, where she serves as Director of Marketing and Communications. In this role, she develops strategies to increase support for the Foundation and its mission of fueling the excellence at SBCC by enriching college programs, removing barriers, and empowering students to succeed. She provides direction, design, and content development for publications, advertisements, websites, social media, and all print and digital communications.
Jennifer also served for many years as a faculty member at SBCC, in the Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts and Technologies departments. Teaching at SBCC deepened her passion for visual communication while reinforcing her belief that the college is a vital resource to our community.
Her projects outside of the SBCC Foundation include writing articles for Edible Santa Barbara magazine and some illustration work (visit jlemayillustration.com). She also participates in street painting and mural projects when they arise, and finds as much time as possible to paint and exhibit her work. View work at paintingsbyjen.com.
Select articles by Jennifer for Edible Santa Barbara magazine:
Edulis Fungi (Edible Mushrooms)
Creating Community Resilience
Where Once There Was Lawn — SBCC Permaculture Garden at Santa Barbara City College
A Passion for Peaches
A Water-Wise Demonstration Garden: Growing Food During a Drought
The Fervor for Fermentation – Local Chef Christopher Rayman is at the Forefront of this Culinary Trend
Nothing Like Chocolate: A Film by Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Flags on State Street, downtown SB
Infographic for Empower program
Kevita label illustrations
Banner for website
On-site tidepool signage
Energy document design