Jen Vickers Creative Services

I am a Seattle-based muralist and artist. Accepting commissions for large scale art, space activatio

10/04/2022

The real reason I'm in Santa Fe is to take a multi-day abstract painting class with Andrea of

Though I went to art school, I never took a painting class! I wanted to learn hands-on about mixing colors or adding textures, using different media, and so on. Andrea is a seasoned teacher, and artist, and I've already picked up a lot on Day 1! I'm working on leaning into feelings, and resisting my old habits of design. I also wanted to work alongside other artists, and it's been so fun to watch how others work and create.

This piece looks pretty different than it does here, and I can't wait to share it. It's titled "Coming of Age."

Photos from Jen Vickers Creative Services's post 09/30/2022

It's always a joy to visit Mandy over at (Kopa Hair Studio)!
She gave me my very first mural commission in 2020, for which I'm eternally grateful! I've been with Mandy throughout my hair adventures for years, and it's always a pleasure. I mean, not only do I get fabulous color (this one is called "Countess"), but a pumpkin spice hot chocolate too? She's also been coaching me through the process of a pixie grow-out, which if you've ever done it, you know an emotional support stylist to get you through the long, awkward phase.
So if you're looking for great hair and a soothing experience (and a selfie with a Jen Vickers original!), visit Mandy in the Saturn Building in Fremont. 💖

09/29/2022

3rd time's a charm! Full transparency here (pun intended), I ended up redoing this window a couple of times! I use house paint for windows, which is the industry standard because it is durable, and removes easily. But it's *not* opaque on glass.

During the day, it looks great! At night, if there's light behind it, not so much. So I experimented with painting the outside, which was more opaque, but didn't look clean like I wanted. So I scraped it all off, and kept the interior paint I originally did.
I added another coat of white on the backs of the shapes to hopefully tone down those brush marks when viewed after dark.

That said, I'm still experimenting with application and materials, but will always finish a project with something we are all happy with.

09/23/2022

Happy 20th anniversary to ! And thanks for having me out to paint your windows to celebrate! 🎉 Check out one of the OG Ballard Ave shops, and take a peek! Also, they have tons of cute stuff and great shoes. 😉

If you are looking to add some holiday paint to your windows, please email me at [email protected]. My books are open for November!

09/02/2022

The Ballard Gateway Mural is an homage to the cool and quirky things that make Ballard great! We have the greatest density of craft breweries in the region, and our sea otters love a good happy hour. 😉🍻 We are also home to a few of the city's greatest music venues! And if you're a Golden Gardens fan, you might recognize the grove of trees, which are my favorite spot on the beach.
If you happen to visit Sunset Hill Park at the right moment, you may be able to spy orcas passing through Puget Sound.
Though this mural is massive, it's a heavily-trafficked pedestrian sidewalk, and I wanted enough street-level details to make it interesting for viewers at ground level!
If you snap a photo, please tag me so I can share! And if you like learning more about this piece and my process, please follow me !

08/31/2022

The flags on the center mast of the SS Roosevelt in the Ballard Gateway Mural are of the Scandinavian countries, in alphabetical order: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Though Ballard was originally settled/colonized by Polish and German immigrants, once Norwegian and Swedish settlers came, they actively recruited people from their native countries to join them in Ballard. That built a strong Scandinavian presence in the neighborhood, even maintaining Norwegian as one of the primary languages spoken through the 1950s.

Thanks to the special collections staff at the Seattle Public Library for pulling a huge stack of resources for my research on this project!

08/29/2022

One of my favorite nuggets in the Ballard Gateway Mural is the Ballard Bridge hiding in the steam cloud from the ship.

If you've ever visited Ballard, a running joke is how the bridge always seems to be "up." As an active marine neighborhood, we have many ships pass through Salmon Bay daily.

I debated putting a steam powered sailboat in a bottle, but the SS Roosevelt was the perfect storyteller for this piece. So I ran with the steam and took the opportunity to toss in some more Ballard imagery.

You can check out the mural on the south wall for MOX Boarding House in Ballard.

08/28/2022

What a beautiful week to visit the Ballard Gateway Mural! I designed this artwork to give you something new every time you pass by. It's meant to be a snapshot in time and a nod to Ballard's history wrapped in a bright, whimsical experience.
Have you seen it yet? Please tag me in your photos so I can share!
It's located on the south wall of MOX Boarding House in Ballard, on Dock Place west of Leary.

08/11/2022

Parking Garage Glow-Up!

Parking Garage Mural: ✅
This was a dream project: fast, expressive, and at my normal pay rate! The clients were a dream to collaborate with, letting my brain go wild with the theme: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

This building is branded and designed with wellness and peace of mind at the core, and the goal was to welcome drivers without explicitly saying "WELCOME." I wanted to transition from the rotating exterior artwork exhibits to the interior neutral design.

I thought of natural shapes that mimic eyes, ears, and mouths, and went from there. It was so great to push myself in terms of subject and style, and was so much fun to paint!

07/31/2022

Y'all showed UP! Thank you so much to all the friends and neighbors who came by, chatted, and supported our art! I had zero expectations, being the only vendor in the middle of our block, on a 92° day. But we saw so many faces, new and old! Thanks for making our first art booth such a delight. ❤️❤️ Truly blown away.

07/30/2022

Walking Art fair is happening now! Cold drinks and art!

ITS HAPPENING! Come by for a cold beverage and to check out some art! It's already toasty, but we are in the shade and ready for ya!

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Pretty originals! 🌸💮🌼

Acrylic on wood, nice deep profile.

Sunset Hill Art Fair special pricing:

10*10=$95
6*6 acrylic=$45
6*6 multimedia=$65
UV protected and ready to hang!

Plus, I'll have prints of my mural art for purchase! And cold drinks!
Contactless payment via Venmo! I cannot use more exclamation points!

Stop by tomorrow 12-5.
XO

07/27/2022

Friends! We've been preparing all kinds of art for sale: prints, originals, wearables. Please join us on Saturday 12-5!
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I'll have these originals (and prints, I hope) at my Sunset Hill Art Walk booth. I started with camellias, and moved on to sword ferns, poppies, and dahlias.
It's been so freeing to just play around with styles, make a mess, paint over things, and just fart around! (All in the shadow of the floral queen .flower!

Save the date: 7/30, noon to 5. Address to come! 😘

07/11/2022

Coffee packaging illustration reveal!

My illustrations are out in the world! It was so much fun to create these whimsical landscapes for . Each side is different, and the design is charming enough to keep even after you've finished your coffee beans! 🖼️

Jill, the owner, roasts the beans herself, and takes the art of the perfect bean to the next level. (I'm partial to the Cloud City Blend myself.) If you're in the Maple Leaf neighborhood, drop by and check them out! Tshirts are also available for sale. 🛸🍁

07/08/2022

Sunset Hill Art Walk: finished piece reveal!

This is one of the pieces I'll have available at the Sunset Hill Art Walk! Acrylic on wood, with a deep frame. 🏵️🏵️🏵️ Save July 30th, 12-5 for this fun event in Ballard!

I've been enjoying exploring new techniques and playing with a limited color palette. Everything I've made so far could live side by side with everything else. I'm currently focusing on poppies and ferns, but we'll see what the next few weeks bring for inspiration.

I'm doing my best to source locally or reuse/use what I already have. I'll likely have original paintings, cards, and possibly jewelry again. Plus merch! Hope to see you there!

07/07/2022

Watch these drips!

I always paint with a plan. Always. So painting for fun, spontaneously, is VERY uncomfortable for me! Which is why I will be participating in the on July 30th! It's forcing me to step outside my well-defined comfort zone and just PAINT.

I'll have lots of affordable art for purchase. My daughter is also feverishly at work on her own booth for the art fair!

In the meantime, enjoy watching paint drip. It was fun to do, and fun to watch!

06/29/2022

My "Primary Color Palette" was actually 8 colors (9 if you count the gray background): 2 reds, 3 blues, 2 yellows, and a white. 🫠 Since I was hustling so hard the whole project, I got pretty sloppy with my paints, pouring fast, swiping the drips with my fingers.

In order to better preserve them for touch-ups, I decanted most of them into new, clean cans. I think I might do this more often! They're so nice and neat, and the cans I'm keeping stack better on my shelves too.

Do you decant your paints after a project? Do you punch holes in the rim so poured paint will drain back in? Or do you use the pouring caps?

And again, thanks to
for hooking me up with all this paint!

06/26/2022

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Spotted: Fresh Paint 💙
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🎨 Ballard Gateway Mural
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A tribute to Ballard's maritime industry and the food and drink culture of the neighborhood, artist Jen Vickers paints a vibrant scene of a ship in a bottle.
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The mural is inspired by the SS Roosevelt steam-powered tugboat, as it was the ship that led the first flotilla of vessels through the brand new Ballard Locks on July 4, 1917. The most important part of the mural is the land acknowledgment. While the mural serves as a whimsical capsule of Ballard, it's important to note that European settlers were not the original habitants and that the Coast Salish people and land are honored as part of this piece.
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Check out Ballard's beautiful new mural this weekend on the south-facing side of Mox Boarding House!

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Still one day left to get your hands on a sunflower print! The texture is what makes risograph printing so special. Donations of $28 or more get you one of these prints with art from 15 talented artists!

Support Ukraine, get a limited edition poster. Win-win! 🌻🌻
Venmo -VanAlyea with your donation and mailing address by tomorrow 6/17. 😘

Big thanks to for putting this whole project together, and for using her passion and valuable time to support this cause. And to all the amazing artists for their lovely sunflowers!

06/14/2022

Painted about 12 miles of stripes today. Didn't accidentally drink out of this cup, and even got a visit from today! So despite painting the window white when it's supposed to be yellow, I'm going to call this day a success.

06/14/2022

Too busy and tired to share much, but we are in the home stretch! A few days to go. ⛵🍾

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Time lapse of my contribution to Sunflowers, a fundraiser for Ukraine. You can snag a copy of the gorgeous Risograph-printed poster of 🌻 artwork by 15 talented artists by donating $28 or more. Venmo -VanAlyea to place your order while they last! And check out her profile for the full details:

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🌻Fundraiser alert!🌻 We interrupt this rainy day with a lovely project founded and coordinated by .

I, along with 14 other artists contributed sunflower art to this limited edition risograph poster.

Head over to 's profile (or just Venmo -VanAlyea) to donate what you can to vetted Ukraine support orgs (CARE and Direct Relief), and to receive one of these beautiful sunflower prints with a donation of $28 and up.

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Calling all dry weather vibes! Woke up to a wicked thunderstorm this morning, putting the kibosh on any painting today. Thankfully it gave me a chance to catch up on BTS stuff, get some rest, and coach an awesome playoff softball game!

Looking forward to getting more layers painted tomorrow!

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram Fitz and The Tantrums • I Just Wanna Shine

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram 06/02/2022

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Day ??? But some real visible progress (finally)! Better, faster, stronger thanks to the always excellent . So nice to have a hat buddy to work brim-to-brim with. And such a delight to finally meet IRL! Finished just in time for the rain, too. Pepper couldn't contain himself when I got home. What a welcome!

Back at it again tomorrow!



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Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram Daft Punk • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

05/31/2022

Ballard Gateway Mural progress! Paint day!

Day 2 ✅
Caught some brief sun, but most importantly, no rain!
Started on corrections from projection wonkiness, and decided to JUST START PAINTING.
Don't worry, everyone. The elephant is safe, and will be part of the mural! He's going nowhere.
Thanks to for so much help today! It's so nice to have friends to paint with. ❤️

Also, please observe sidewalk closures/no parking signs for safety. We are getting into a very active worksite tomorrow, and everyone's safety depends on it! Thanks! And see you tomorrow!

05/30/2022

Ballard Gateway Mural, Part 1

The birth of a mural, part 1: The Deluge.

On the rainiest Memorial Day weekend in recorded history, we started tracing the Ballard Gateway mural. I needed a day to recover, and let the rain break up before going back to the wall. Using a projector can be great, but we weren't able to access the whole wall, and had a lot of distortion. It's just the first part of getting this complex art transferred.
If the weather holds today, and the lift isn't too finicky, we can doodle grid our way to a full mural transfer.

Huge thanks to for rescuing me from the lift and talking me down, for showing up late at night—with a smile—to help trace, and .watchingpaintdry for braving the cold, wet, dark night and keeping the projector rolling.

It was a challenging night I won't soon forget, but I'm so grateful for the heaps of people supporting me along the way. Shout out to the staff for being so enthusiastic and helpful, and that hot chocolate that kept us going!

And thanks to for this crazy opportunity, and for hopping on the wall to prep & for all the paint we'll be using!
See you out there!

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram 05/24/2022

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New week, new mural!
Any guesses what it's gonna be? I guarantee you won't get it, but drop an emoji in the comments!

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram New Order • Blue Monday

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram 05/21/2022

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram

A wee bit of sign painting, on a step stool, on a scaffold (shh).

Did I bring the wrong brushes? Yes. Did I drop the scaffold platform when I was disassembling it? Also yes. Did this turn out how I wanted? Definitely yes!

The handmade-looking type was so fun to paint. I kept it crisp with 3-4 coats of paint, and tiny touch ups with a tiny brush and black paint.
Now everyone will know where to get the biggest burritos and yummiest bagels in Ballard! 🥯🌯💛🖤🤍

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram Pomplamoose • Lovefool

05/21/2022

Stick a fork in her! Rachel's mural/signage is DONE. The last step was the most important, but a little tricky, being 11' above ground. Just a little too high for ladders, not high enough to justify a lift, a wee bit over the scaffolding limit too! 😉

It's been one thing after another getting in the way of the finish line, including a redesign to avoid power lines, the wettest spring on record, and a few pre-dawn hours in the ER with a sick kiddo today (she'll be ok).

This is all to say, it's still not normal times, and I'm grateful for clients who are patient, my husband for stepping in, and my painting community for their invaluable advice and camaraderie. It's going to be a bananas couple of weeks coming up, and I can't wait to share it all!

05/12/2022

Barre3 mural 3/3. In art school I settled on these swoopy arms for every person I illustrated. My professor wasn't a fan, but I'm glad it stuck with me. I like that they're fun and welcoming and *whimsical* (also a critique I received several times).

Transitioning from designer to artist has required tuning out those voices and listening to my own more. After all, it's my style and perspective that's going on the wall!

Feel that power!

05/11/2022

Barre mural: 2/3. I wanted to create characters I'd like to take classes with. People who had a variety of life experiences and perspectives. The other option I'd designed had evenly weighted people, words, and equipment.
I'm so glad we went with this option, where the people are front and center, supported and surrounded by words and equipment. An on-the-fly change was removing the smiles from their faces, allowing the expression to reflect whatever the viewer was feeling that day.

04/26/2022

Roll with it! Definitely the motto today, thanks to Seattle spring weather! 🌬️🌧️☀️🌬️ Another space on the facade getting some fun paint with a tiny brush today. 🤍🥯🤍🌯🤍

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram 04/26/2022

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Only got a few sprinkles while painting these sesame sprinkles for Rachel's Bagels and Burritos! Part 1 of...3 or 4 for this project! https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ccy0n91lu7G/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram Post Malone • Circles (Instrumental)

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Latest mural at barre3! Check out the painting process...

Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram AShamaluevMusic • Uplifting Acoustic

04/16/2022

Check out how I transferred the image to the wall in my latest mural project!
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Watch this reel by jenvickerscreative on Instagram 04/10/2022

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FINISHED! Huge thanks to for being a dream of a client, for trusting me to push your vision to create an inclusive hype space that will get clients in the right mindset for class.
I have oodles of process info to share, but for now, check out the whole 22' hallway!
It's always hard to end a project, because I get so emotionally attached, and this one is even moreso because I've been living with these characters for months.
👉 What's your favorite hype phrase before you exercise?

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The real reason I'm in Santa Fe is to take a multi-day abstract painting class with Andrea of @santafepaintingworkshops ...
3rd time's a charm! Full transparency here (pun intended), I ended up redoing this window a couple of times! I use house...
Parking Garage Glow-Up!
Walking Art fair is happening now! Cold drinks and art!
Coffee packaging illustration reveal!
Sunset Hill Art Walk: finished piece reveal!
Watch these drips!
Ballard Gateway Mural progress! Paint day!
Ballard Gateway Mural, Part 1
I Made It.
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