Jennifer Shermer Pack started her freelance design business Black Cat Studios in August of 2002. However, she's been designing a lot longer than that. Her design career began while attending Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. As a freshman, she was a design intern at The Macon Telegraph. Internships at Television Production Group and Bright Ideas Group followed. Jen graduated from Wesleyan in 1995 with a degree in Studio Art and an emphasis on design and photography. She spent seven years as Art Director and Designer at Bright Ideas Group Advertising & Design before striking out on her own as Black Cat Studios.

Since then, Black Cat Studios moved from its original home in Macon, Georgia to Tokyo, Japan to Dayton, Ohio to Anchorage, Alaska to Vacaville, California, and now Renton, Washington. Jen has kept some of her original clients over the years and has added on from every place she's lived. She does all kinds of design, from printed work like logos, invitations, brochures, and annual reports to books, magazines, social media and web design. Photography and illustration have always been a passion and became a part of the business too.  

A passion for creativity is a part of Jennifer's everyday life. She enjoys pouring that passion into making all the things, sculpting, cooking, creating origami with her seventeen-year-old, making art with her twelve-year-old, baking homemade bread and other yummy food, crafts, gardening, watercolors, and crocheting. Her husband Denny is a guitarist, woodworker, and luthier who is retired from the Air Force. They enjoy traveling and of course, taking lots of pictures.

Jen currently serves as Vice President of the board for a non-profit school for kids with learning differences, New Horizon School, and contributes pro bono design work to Birthday Dreams, a non-profit that provides birthday parties for homeless children. She also provides pro bono design work for Community Quilts in Twin Falls, ID. She is a lifelong Girl Scout and co-leads a local troop.
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