Jessica Levin

Jessica Levin



I'm a photographer, creative director and visual artist based in Chicago. Fascinated with the connection of mind + body, my work focuses heavily on the pursuit of mindfulness, body empowerment and emotional expression.

Side Projects


Collaborated with lead designer and web developer to create an impactful visual story for Butter Wellness brand site launch. Responsible for casting, and on-set art direction with regard to movement, styling and set design.


Collaborated with lead photographer to create new identity portraits for En Masse brand. Provided on-set art direction with regard to movement, styling and propping.


Developed and produced a series of visual narratives through mixed media in collaboration with Field Notes brand, highlighting travel through Mexico City.


Developed and produced a visual story on film, collaborating with artist and web developer, Samuel Lynn Davis III, to create an interactive online experience exploring and celebrating the processes of five Chicago creatives.

Work Experience

2020 — Now
Chicago, IL.

Elevate Hey Bud consumer engagement + branding with the curation and evolution of stimulating visual and emotional experiences. Develop and produce visual assets, including photo, video, social, website design, printed marketing materials, etc. Deliver art direction on photoshoots and pop ups, including food styling, propping, composition, etc.

2009 — Now
Chicago, IL.

I work closely with clientele on concept ensuring creative direction aligns with individual/brand vision. Keeping communication open and creating an environment that allows my collaborators to feel present and seen is centered in my slower, analog approach.

Select Clients: Rose Inc., Gossamer, Field Notes Brand, Coveteur, Landscape, ODDOBODY, Perceptive Coffee, CRUDE Skincare, Tidal NY

2015 — 2020
Chicago, IL.

Curated dynamic programming focused on building community engagement, advocating for Chicago change makers, and celebrating connection and mutual aid through experiential events. Developed and produced visual assets, including photo, video, social, site design, printed marketing materials, etc. Established and maintained community collaborators- including events in support of Hope for the Day, My Block My Hood My City, Brave Space Alliance, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, Chicago Tool Library, and Plant Chicago.

2019 — 2019
Chicago, IL.

Provided support to Event Sales Manager and Operations Manager, developing new training format and resources within events team. Acted as on-call Venue Coordinator for corporate, social and wedding bookings and worked with team in designing floor plans, maintaining stellar brand and visual standards.