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 businesses: Jackson Station, a small-scale livestock farm in Maple City, MI and Jackson Station Leelanau, offering Building and Contracting services in The County. She serves as the Marketing Director for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and represents many other brands in print and online. Raquel contributes photos to the press, including images frequently seen in the Glen Arbor Sun.
In the best interest of a project or client, to get the job done Raquel collaborates with other local talent.
You can’t do digital marketing without having a super duper tech savvy person on hand, a digital ninja, someone who likes to solve your website and technical problems, right quick. AJ Penninja of Pretty Squares in Lake Leelanau, is a key piece of the puzzle to executing website build-outs, enjoys a good challenge and delivers results in a timely fashion.
Charlotte Davis, Raquel’s mom, often gets hired to assist on photo shoots for businesses products, capture seasonal landscapes or shoot events.
Alyssa Henning is a friend and neighbor, another creative soul who currently helps Raquel create content and drafts email newsletters for her working clients.
Anna Nummy of Align Local offers proven and beneficial SEO that WILL grow your business ~ allowing you to see a real return on your digital investment.
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.
Due to the ability to work remotely, Rockwell Art & Design’s is able to work with clients locally and from afar. She meets clients at their place of business or a local spot to meet up like a coffeeshop or restaurant. Her clients are primarily located throughout Leelanau County and Brighton, MI but has worked with clients in Boise, ID, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Europe and even Australia! 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 face to face relationship throughout the year.
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 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.