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.
To inspire and create interesting thoughtful pieces.
Cooperative and independent. It’s very important to me that the process is easy and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Having fun is paramount.
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.
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
- 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
- Spot Magazine
- Zip Car