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.
Did you know?
In addition to owning/operating Rockwell Art & Design based in Leelanau County, Raquel works with her husband’s farm business: Jackson Station in Maple City, MI and serves as the Marketing Director for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Passionate for an active lifestyle and clothing design, Raquel is a brand advocate for Joules Athletics, who’s founder is her sister-in-law.
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.
The office space for Rockwell Art & Design is located at Synchronicity Art Gallery in Glen Arbor, MI. She meets clients there or may travel to meet her clients where they’re at – offering creative services for small businesses from almost anywhere! Her clients are primarily located throughout Leelanau County and Brighton, MI but also 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 serves as the Marketing Director for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and provides the Leeleanu County community at their location. If it’s in the best interest of a particular project or client, to get the job done, she collaborates with other talent, including: Erik Bahle, Andrea Pung and Madre.
Raquel’s artistic abilities are in her family genetics, with her Grandfather Dr. Harry A Davis, DDS, who used his artistic talents via Dentistry. Raquel’s mom 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 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.