Fort Wick is the creative
studio of Jen Wick.
I specialize in creating engaging, relevant design systems and editorial solutions for my clients in the arts, publishing, education and nonprofit industries from my studio in NE Portland.
I’ve been in love with the craft of design since I was a teenager, when I started cutting, pasting, and distributing my first zines. I learned volumes while working on the production end of the design industry, working in copy shops and printing businesses, and have served as art director and senior designer for newspapers and publishing companies.
Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped bring countless publications to life, and have created, commissioned and directed just as many illustrations, photo shoots, events, and marketing packages. I’ve also had the chance to fine-tune my collaborative process, and the opportunity to grow and evolve alongside my clients. I help them to better understand their own unique vision by building relationships and approaching every collaboration as a process of discovery, bringing content and information to life, and creating real and relatable visual identities together.
I seek out work that is both fun and meaningful, creative and collaborative—work that informs and delights. I thrive working on projects that lead to lasting relationships and promote growth in my own practice as well as my clients’.