OUR MISSION & VISION
Our vision is to stand out as different. Not just in the way we operate, but in how we treat our team, eachother, and you. To care about people first.
It’s our mission to not just creatively impact but to do so relationally.
There’s a larger story to help tell.
We believe in the story of the Overcomer. We believe in every one of our contractors, and our clients.
Through helping tell their stories, becoming a champion for their success, we believe they will ultimately flourish and become advocates affecting lives all around them.
And that’s our goal, to help YOU tell your story, inspire others, and show the world, they can do anything!
We believe in you!
The story behind Sponge Designs, begins with Jen.
Our owner, and freelancer in Graphic Design and Film. A redhead who loves God, design, people, and laughing so hard that one of us can't see anymore.
But that's not where her story started...
Jen's creative experience started at an early age with a simple box of Crayola's, a giddy eye for new, crisp brochures in the hotel lobbies of every family vacay, and a hand that throughout high school was often covered by sharpie. Creativity which led to a degree in graphic design as a graduate of Kendall college of Art & Design, as well as continued education in Film Production years later in her career at Compass College of Cinematic Arts. But her learning didn't stop there, in 2017 Jen was accepted into a 2-week intensive production design workshop at The London Film School, taught by one of the Art Directors from Game of Thrones.
After reading that, it might be hard to believe, that back when she was a freshman in college, she lost her dad to suicide. But for Jen, that's the moment when life became so real. The moment when she knew that life was short, and people REALLY mattered. In the depths of that loss, God met in her in that stillness with a subtle voice saying "Jen, we've got this...you and me". God became her rock, and a new passion for the lost, lonely, and hurting started to beat alongside a passion for art and the creative talents that were unfolding.
Not wanting to use her degree to "sell something to somebody", and her desire to help people grounding her creative vision, Jen was led to work as a designer for Family Christian Stores. As her vision expanded, she moved to full-time freelance, working with numerous clients like; Kumveka - A non profit marketing agency that provided branding and communication services to Christ-focused ministries around the world; and The Oasis Network - a multifaceted international organization that works to equip and service leaders all over the globe.
Kendall College of Art & Design Article
"Graphic Design Alum Making Moves in the Movie Industry". Posted: 12.22.2016 by KCAD
The Dani Johnson Show TV Interview
"This Visionary Found HER 'Home' – And Can Inspire YOU!". Posted: 05.24.2018 by The Dani Johnson Show
Her roots in freelance, non-profit and corporate design work (over 10 years), served as a great foundation for an art transition into the film world over the years. With experience as Production Designer, Art Director, Set Designer, Set Dresser, Props Master, Specialty Prop Artist, Wardrobe & Costuming, and Art Assistant roles, as well as numerous pre and post production involvements from concept art to various graphics, she was uniquely equipped. Her collaborations with production companies continued to expand, as did the team alongside her.
Finding her coach - Dani Johnson - was the most pivotal catalyst for the passion & vision on Jen’s heart. She found a coach who viewed her God in the same way she did…BIG!! And was living proof that there was no limits for what you could do for people, because she was living proof of it. Devoting herself to training and getting to learn from someone who truely cared about people like she did, put her on a course that continues to exceed what she ever thought truely possible.
Each day is never the same, as our owner continues to learn alongside her coach, take on new clients, build a bigger team, and juggles freelance for numerous businesses, non-profits, and feature films. All while meeting so many others, with a story too. Jen understands the power of story. And believes wholeheartedly in helping to bring OTHERS stories to life.
If you’re looking for more out of this life, like Jen was. We know she’d be elated to chat with you! Send us a message. Or visit, www.danijohnson.com and get started on your journey TODAY!
View Jen's filmography on IMDB >
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