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Jess Sand

San Francisco, CA, United States

Designer (Writing)

Member since November 13, 2007

Born and raised on the East Coast, I've been living and writing in San Francisco for the last dozen years. My approach to communications is based on over a decade of in-house business management, design, writing, and marketing experience. I've also served stints as a bookkeeper, poet, teacher, honky tonk DJ, and bartender—all of which directly inform my work.

Roughstock Studios is my solo communications practice, started in 2004. Roughstock develops ethical and engaging messages for independently-minded organizations, as well as creative agencies working with them.

Occasionally unorthodox but always responsive, I try to challenge boring thinking and seek out the less obvious in everything the studio does. Always, of course, with the practical goals of my clients and collaborators in mind.

I'm always open to new projects and idea exchanges, so don't hesitate to drop me a message.

Credentials: Certificate in Sustainable Business Management from Cal State East Bay BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University

My Blog / View all (2) Blog Posts

We'd love to tell everyone how we did, but infortunately the Cooper Hewitt won't tell us. All we kno...

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Media for people who give a damn

Communication, Communication Design

Posted May 15, 2007
By George Eid

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My Work Samples / View all (6) Work Samples

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I've worked with following organizations in a pro bono capacity:

• Taproot Foundation, San Francisco CA • La Cocina, San Francisco CA • Mission SF Community Financial Center, San Francisco CA • Gedenkstätte Buchenwald, Weimar Germany

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design