j designs is based in Portland, Oregon and run by Tay Juncker.

Designer, illustrator, layout artist
Introvert, feminist, malamute fanatic

Tay rhymes with Pie, which I also love.

What I do: I illustrated my first book in Kindergarten. Collaging with cotton balls, fabric, paper and crayons, it was my childhood passion. I feel like I am still doing collage: the instruments and textures are different but the passion is the same.

I love putting all the pieces together and making designs that engage. 

Purpose: 
To inspire and create interesting thoughtful pieces.

Style: 
Cooperative and independent. It’s very important to me that the process is easy and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Having fun is paramount.

Experience:
Magazines design layout and production for five different magazines.
Brochures, annual reports, booklets, cards, as well as some logo and identity work.
I’m opening up a T-shirt line next year with my illustrations.

Tools:
My playground is the Adobe Creative Suite.

Business I have worked with:

  • Apes Like Us
  • boots Magazine
  • Cascade AIDS Project
  • Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
  • Dark Horse Comics
  • Dirty Dog Dog Wash
  • Globio
  • Go Lloyd
  • Goodness Magazine
  • Lloyd Center
  • NW Women’s Journal
  • Mt. Angel Oktoberfest
  • OHSU School of Nursing
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • On Point Community Credit Union
  • Portland Family Magazine
  • Q Center
  • Rose City Mortgage
  • Smuggle Portland
  • SMYRC
  • Spot Magazine
  • Zip Car