Jessica Thorpe is an alumnus of Lincoln University

in Pennsylvania, the country's oldest HBCU.  

In 1974 she became the school's first female

poet laureate and captured first prize in a

poetry competition sponsored and judged by Gwendolyn Brooks.  Her feature and fiction

writing has appeared in Essence Magazine,

The Philadelphia Tribune, The Philadelphia

Inquirer, The Caribbean Writer>, The Virgin

Islands Daily News, Artvoice andThe Buffalo

News>, among other publications.

VERY FIRST BUSINESS PROMO
VERY FIRST BUSINESS PROMO

The vision for sole proprietorship began years ago in Philadelphia as "j.d. design"

TURNER PEST CONTROL
TURNER PEST CONTROL

... my first paying client!

First CBO client
First CBO client

Standard B/W tri-fold brochure ... paste-up layout!

PHILADELPHIA  INQUIRER FEATURE
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER FEATURE

I specialize in complex feature stories.

ESSENCE MAGAZINE
ESSENCE MAGAZINE

"The Spirit Sweep" compelled the magazine to start printing fiction again!

"CITY STORY"  (Fiction:
"CITY STORY" (Fiction:

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FIRST OUTSIDE THE BOX PRODUCT
FIRST OUTSIDE THE BOX PRODUCT

... small greeting cards for communities of color

client list
  • African American Cultural Center 

  • University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

                        and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County

  • Motherland Connextions

  • Black Theatre Troupe

  • Green Hill Publishing 

  • Network of Religious Communities 

  • Black Chamber of Commerce of Western New York

  • Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

  • Commission for Pan African Affairs (Barbados)

  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

  • Cooper Palette and Pen 

  • Empowerment Resource Center (Philadelphia)

  • Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center

  • Jewish Cemetery Corporation 

  • Just Buffalo Literary Center

  • Leah House, Inc.  (Brooklyn)

  • Mary B. Talbert Civic and Cultural Club

  • Ontario House Jazz Reunion

  • The Collective Buffalo

  • University of the Virgin Islands

  • Utopiann Euphoria