Pixel Peony Design: About Me

Contact Jessica Schanberg at: jessica@pixelpeony.com
“ Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
- Napoleon Hill
  About Jessica About Jessica

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I started studying figure drawing when I was 12 at The Art Students League of New York. Growing up in New York was an art education in itself with all of the museums and street art around me.

I continued studying fine art in college and later on I studied graphic design. At the time, the school I attended was still teaching us old school graphic design techniques, along with computer skills. I learned about what registration marks were for, letterpress, and the value of using a pen and paper before looking at a screen.

I've worked in a wide variety of workplaces: newspapers; a big dot.com, (WebMD); a multi-media company specializing in legal and medical graphics; an ISP and more. I've also been lucky to have had interesting freelance jobs too: web design and logos for fashion designers and personal assistants; packaging for a Shiatsu DVD; t-shirt design for a rock band; brand identity, marketing and design for an event planner, just to name a few.

The places I've lived and traveled to have also had a lasting impression on the way that I approach art and design. I was born in India and lived in Southeast Asia until I was 5 1/2. I've traveled in Europe, Mexico, Belize, and even lived in Israel for a year. Learning about other cultures and how they approach advertising and fine art informs my work.

Even traveling cross country taught me that meeting Americans in a small town can be just as exciting and foreign as going to Timbuktu.