Keen Creative

Who is Keen Creative?

Keen is the creative practice of Jessica Kennon Spencer, an experienced designer, photographer and art director from Springfield, Missouri.

Meet Jessica

Jessica Kennon Spencer is a designer, photographer and art director based in Springfield, Missouri. Graduating from Missouri State University in 2010 with a degree in Art & Design with an emphasis in Illustration, she went on to work as a designer for the Springfield News-Leader/Gannett Company and later as art director for local advertising company, Door Deals. In 2012, she was named art director at 417 Magazine, an award winning city and regional lifestyle publication. Jessica’s design for 417’s “Best New Restaurants” cover feature was a finalist for the CRMA Best Feature Design award—a first-time design nomination for 417. In 2014, 417 released Jessica’s well-received cover-to-cover redesign of the magazine, which was a benchmark for her career among many highlights. 

In 2016, Jessica began working as an Art Director at Marlin for some of the foodservice industry's biggest brands like Bush's Best, Starbucks, and French's. This year, Jessica began a brand new role as Director of Design at Mostly Serious, a full service digital agency in downtown Springfield, and still freelances under the professional identity of Keen Creative.

Jessica also is the current President and  two-term board member on the board of directors for Springfield Creatives, a nonprofit group for area professionals, centered on making Springfield a better place to be a creative. 

Learn more about Springfield Creatives.

Essential Data

U.S. States Visited

Preferences

2.4 = cups of coffee per day 30 = accrued birthdays 3 = vegetarian meals per day 104 = weight in lbs. of biggest fish caught (halibut)

Necessary Objects

Instagram Post Subjects

Brain Activity