Jessica Weber, President & CEO
Jessica Weber founded the firm in 1986 and oversees all projects. She has extensive experience in creating branding, marketing, and development strategies for highly effective design communications. Ms. Weber serves on the advisory boards of the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, Aid for AIDS, the Fales Rare Book Library of New York University, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. Ms. Weber is an adjunct teaching professor at Parsons School of Design, a faculty member of the Institute for Charitable Giving, a guest lecturer at Marywood University’s MFA design program, and is a former member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts. She is Of Counsel to Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners.
She previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction and served on the boards of the Public Health Research Institute, Parsons School of Design, the Scholarship Fund of the Art Directors Club of New York, and the Presidents Advisory Council of New School University. Ms. Weber also served on the advisory board of the Medill School of Journalism’s Publication Program at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
She lectures frequently and has served on numerous juries for visual arts competitions. Ms. Weber is a member of the Century Association, ArtTable, Women in Development, the Art Directors Club of New York, the Society of Publication Designers, the Society of Illustrators, and is an alumna of both New York University and Parsons School of Design.
Tyler Bush, Creative Director
Tyler Bush joined the firm in 2000. As Creative Director, he directs the design and production of all projects. Mr. Bush graduated from Parsons School of Design with a B.F.A. in Communication Design and received a certificate in Website Design from F.I.T. in New York City. He lectures frequently and serves as a portfolio critic at F.I.T. and Parsons School of Design. He is also a member of the Art Directors Club of New York and the AIGA.
Yoni Weiss, Designer
Yoni Weiss recently joined the firm as a new Designer. Having worked for many years as a freelance Graphic Designer and in-house within large organizations’ marketing departments, Yoni designs for many of the firm’s clients, developing work from discovery through production. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Honors Program at The City College of New York in 2013 where he now teaches as an Adjunct Instructor in the Media & Communications Arts department.
Dominick Santise, Designer
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Dominick Santise has spent his career building a diverse and engaging portfolio encompassing a wide array of industries. From print to web he has brought over 100 books to press, many from inception to delivery, he has designed and produced digital marketing campaigns for many of his clients, and has taken his love of animation into new work in motion graphics for corporate and entertainment projects. Dominick has worked for both leading international companies as well as boot-strapping start-ups, and enjoys the challenges each bring to the table. An advocate for environmental issues, he recently served on a community farm project whose goals were to provide organically grown produce to lower income families.
Margaret W. Crane, Consulting Writer
Through the written word, Margaret W. Crane has promoted the strategic goals and agendas of diverse non-profit organizations for more than 15 years. Her client list includes NYU Langone Medical Center, the New York Academy of Sciences, Mount Sinai Hospital/Icahn School of Medicine, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, and Goodwill Industries, among many others. She is a graduate of the New School for Social Research and has studied Global Health at the University of Copenhagen, culminating in a field epidemiology study in Tamil Nadu, India. Her work has been published in The Scientist, the Los Angeles Times, and on numerous health websites. She is a member of Science Writers in New York (SWINY) and the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).
Enid Harlow, Consulting Writer
With over 20 years of experience as a freelance writer and editor, Enid Harlow has written annual reports, newsletters, press releases, public relations brochures as well as a broad range of materials to help nonprofit organizations promote their mission and message. Her clients have included Amnesty International, Animal Medical Center, Community Access, and World Food Program USA. She is also a published novelist and short story writer and has been awarded an Artists’ Fellowship in Fiction by the New York Foundation for the Arts and has received two PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards. She earned her M.A. at New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Shirley Longshore, Consulting Writer
Shirley J. Longshore is a development communications specialist with expertise writing annual reports, grant proposals, newsletters and donor reports for nonprofit organizations in the health care, education and advocacy sectors. She directed the development communications departments at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital (Philadelphia), The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Education Fund and the Anti-Defamation League. She was a development officer at The College of New Rochelle, cultivating and securing major gifts. She is currently a fundraising communications consultant and is the principal of Writing Unlimited.
Eve Schaenen, Consulting Writer
Eve Schaenen has over 20 years of experience writing for a broad range of organizations.
She is also highly skilled at story development as well as the creation of communications and marketing materials to help nonprofit organizations promote their goals and channel their impact effectively. Ms. Schaenen is a graduate of Harvard University and is a Fulbright Fellow.
Zoe Behan, Consulting Writer
Zoe Behan is a creative communitations specialist, with more than 15 years of experience working with leading print publications, schools and educational institutions, nonprofits and small businesses. Her areas of expertise include copywriting and editing, grant writing, website, social media and press/PR.
Bauer & Bodoni, Feline Design Team
Bauer and Bodoni are brothers and have been part of the JWD family since 2004. We couldn't resist adopting them after they were rescued by Bideawee, one of our clients. They are the most friendly cats you can imagine and love sitting in on meetings when welcomed. Bauer is independent, curious, and loves getting into trouble. Bodoni lazes and craves affection. Together they play an integral part of our creative process, creating a fun and relaxed environment for the flow of ideas.