I’m here to help you stop wasting valuable time trying to DIY your design or figuring out how to afford that big agency where your main communication is through a receptionist. I provide custom branding and web design services to personable businesses looking to stand out among their competition. I create strategic and enduring brands and designs that create an impact and attract ideal clients, while keeping your valuable time focused on your business and productivity.
THOUGHTFUL DESIGN STUDIO
You recognize your brand doesn’t accurately reflect your business identity.
You need to develop your brand identity and design a website.
I’m the missing piece to your business’s puzzle. You probably don’t have a professional designer on staff and find yourself spinning circles trying to figure out how to solve creative needs for your business – which isn’t necessarily in your wheelhouse.
You deserve a brand as unique as your business. The last thing you want is a potential client to have a negative reaction before they walk in the door by seeing the same stock graphic your competitor uses. I develop custom, enduring brands based on what makes you special. Trends can be fun, but my BFA education in design taught me well, so you won’t be investing more in the end by redesigning in a year.
I value personal connection in the digital age. I view technology as a tool, not a substitute. I bring a voice to your project and strive to create emotional connections between your brand and your ideal clients. One of my strongest values is the personal relationships I develop with my clients and believe it strongly influences your brand’s success.
Every action should begin with thoughtfulness and consideration. I believe this to be true in design and life. I am constantly thinking ahead on how decisions made during the design process will set you up for success now and into the future and leave an impact. My clients are treated with respect and your brand as if it were my own.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Jordan Nerissa Testa
I established jordannerissa︱thoughtful design studio in 2008 after spending 8 years as a Graphic Designer in the corporate world. I apply that experience to my studio, understanding the every day needs and challenges a business faces in marketing, design and beyond. People are behind every business and the goal of my work is to create an emotional connection between employees and clients they help.
I live in the Greater Rochester, NY area with my husband, Rob, and our two Maltipoo sibling pups, Apollo and Fira (who even have their own Instagram account @apollo_and_fira). I consider design a lifestyle and find inspiration all around. When I’m not in front of the computer I enjoys spending time with my family, traveling, musicals, baking, a good glass of wine and reading.
My talent and passion for Graphic Design was discovered while attending Honeoye Falls-Lima High School and I furthered my education at the State University of New York at Fredonia were I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2008. I am grateful to make an impact on my local community by volunteering my design skills to numerous charitable organizations.
Fun Fact︱I was named after Jordan Baker from “The Great Gatsby.”
My middle name, Nerissa, is a reflection of my Greek heritage meaning “from the sea.”