"Untether" is defined as "to release" or "free." Not only do I live with an untethered spinal cord now, but I live my life and run my business untethered as well — with freedom that I create for myself and my clients.
Jessie Ford Coots,
Owner + Designer
I'm Jessie — a graphic designer, entrepreneur, wife, daughter, sister, best friend, horse owner and dog mama. I'm a southern Ohio native, but now live in southern Indiana, just outside of Louisville, KY. My husband (Adam) is an engineer for the Ford Motor Company and we live on a 5-acre small horse farm, in a unique log cabin. I'm a proud Ohio University Bobcat and alum, while Adam says "Boiler Up!" as much as possible for his beloved Purdue Boilermakers.
A creative career was always in the cards for me. From spending most of my childhood doodling, drawing and writing stories — to taking art lessons (from the same teacher that my mother had when she was young) — to serving as the editor of my high school newspaper and being a recipient of a National Art Honor Society scholarship — to earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Communication (having minored in General Art) — to finally becoming a professional designer. As a creative business owner, it's important for me to always remember why I do what I do — because deep down, all of these years later, I'm still the same little girl who has always loved visual storytelling and art.
Those who know me well know that I love to work, plan "what's next" for my business, spend time with family, travel frequently (meeting with clients or catching up with friends over happy hours) and show barrel horses on a national level. (Fun fact: I've been riding since I was 4 and am a 5x All American Quarter Horse Congress Champion on two different horses!)
I have always balanced having "two lives" between living in the country/owning horses and working in a city, but now, running my business full-time from the comfort of home allows me to blend all that I do into my everyday life and routine — and I wouldn't have it any other way!
If you think that we might just be business besties and a good fit in working together, then let's connect!