Raquel Jackson, owner/artist is a compassionate and creative soul that is using her talents to help people achieve their brand goals. She enjoys working with small business owners who love what they do and also live with passion and purpose…giving the opportunity to form a long-term working relationship, in which both parties can collaborate to meet their marketing needs.
What’s in the name?
live·well [liv] verb
Having life. containing energy, power & abilities.
To feed, exist, sustain.
Rockwell is not just about creating, but about living life and living it well.
To musically, artistically, or otherwise rock out one’s life with style & flair, i.e. “To rock well”; Rockwell Art & Design was a concept first born as a high school art project that later grew into a small business est. in Brighton, MI (2010). The design, website, and photography business has become location independent, “rocking well” anywhere on the globe; Raquel Jackson (1984- ), US Artist & Designer. Rock, Rocky, and Rockwell are also a nicknames.
About the business
Rockwell Art & Design offers a wide variety of creative services for businesses, events, organizations and individuals alike. The artist behind Rockwell is Raquel Jackson. She’s made some big life changes to get out of the rat-race, giving herself and her family the flexibility to be location-independent and follow her calling as a creative.
Rockwell Art & Design travels to meet her clients wherever they’re at, offering creative services for small businesses from almost anywhere! Her clients are primarily located throughout Leelanau County and Brighton, MI but has clients in Boise, ID, Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI. She has a wonderful partnership with her clients through tools like email, video chat, face time, phone calls, and texts. She also travels to meet her clients, maintaining a personal relationship, by meeting face to face throughout the year.
Raquel also serves as the Marketing Director for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and provides see Leeleanu County community at their location. She works with other artists and designers to sometimes help meet her clients needs. Charlotte, her mom, artist/owner of Dancing Frog Press offering fine art, photography, greeting cards and notepads – often useful tools for promoting one’s business. Raquel also works with Rob, at Big Water Media in Traverse City for some of her website design, hosting & technical needs.
Art started in her family genetics, with her Grandfather Dr. Harry A Davis, DDS, who used his artistic talents via Dentistry. Raquel’s mother, Char followed suit, using her creative gifts to give, inspire and encourage. She put a paintbrush in Raquel’s hand and always surrounded her with music, dance and the arts.
Growing up, art was expressed through ballet, classical violin, painting and drawing. In High School, it was further developed through photography, and the Art of Advertising at Brighton High School. With the right leadership and encouragement from her favorite teacher, Mr. George Piner, she discovered a way to use creativity through the necessary and growing industry of marketing.
Discovering her love for the arts from an early age, she chose higher education, attending Collins College in Tempe, AZ receiving an Associate of Arts degree in the Art of Advertising. From there she went on to Columbia College in Chicago, IL furthering her education in some specific areas like Creative Writing, Photography and Marketing.
Raquel believes in being a life-long learner, reading books, blogs, articles and tutorials develop her skill-set and stay current with design trends and marketing strategies.