MY NAME IS JESSICA WHELAN.
I AM A FREELANCE DESIGNER
AND AVID ADVENTURIST.
Jessica is a graphic designer and tiny home designer hailing from Haida Gwaii, a rainy little island off the coast of northern British Columbia. She handles everything from web design & graphic design to reaching out for publicity and managing her two businesses. She has been designing for over 10 years for companies ranging from luxury treehouse rentals to top tourism companies to the RCMP, specializing in creating personalities for existing or budding companies that have a lot of character but haven’t figured out how to show it. With 2 years of environmental engineering and a 4 year design program under her belt Jessica is passionate about minimal and sustainable living and well-versed in all things design. When she's not working, Jessica is out enjoying her greatest loves: rain, wine, wind, coffee, and looking at the stars with her husband, border collie, and chocolate lab.
Jessica loves being in nature and has a particular soft spot for exploring mountains and isolated forest trails. Her enthusiasm for the outdoors is reflected in her work, and she strives to help share that excitement with other people through her design.
Jessica also runs a business with her husband Patrick designing and building custom high-quality tiny homes on Vancouver Island. Take a look their company, Rewild Homes Ltd, for a great example of what Jessica is capable of. She and Patrick built this company from the ground up and they continually manage and produce all advertisements, digital content, photography, PR, administration, copywriting, and so on, as well as manage all social media outlets. All of the digital and print material associated with Rewild Homes is an excellent example of the strength and breadth of her work.
Jessica Whelan has a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Vancouver Island University, and is a member of the Graphic Designers of Canada and the Registered Graphic Designers of Canada. A prime example of her skills in photography & design, management, and sales, Jessica and her husband Patrick started their company Rewild Homes Ltd back in 2014 and have been designing and building custom high-quality tiny homes for clients all over North America ever since, with features in media outlets around the world for their unique and well-crafted homes.
Graphic Design Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2015
Graphic Designers of Canada Student Scholarship Award (Vancouver Island Chapter), 2014
WiredBeach.ca featured designer, 2014
Apollo Award, recognizing academic achievement and faculty recommendation, 2013
Overall Excellence in Graphic Design, 2012
City of Nanaimo
Seabeam Lodge & Fishing
Square One Living
Secret Beach Campground & Kayak Launch
Vancouver Island University
TripTide Tourism Nanaimo
Financing Future Communities
DC Haggard Consulting
Toquaht First Nation
Universal Mortgage Architects
Haida Gwaii Museum & Haida Heritage Centre
Highlander Marine Services
Highwater House Luxury Treehouse Rentals
The Hecate Inn