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Jenna Riggs grew up in Oregon and attended the University of the Pacific where she earned a BFA in graphic design. After working for Quark, Inc., she opened Jenna Riggs Collaborative in 1997. Her clients include a wide variety of non-profits, corporations, publishers and small businesses. In addition to being a well-rounded designer, she is also an illustrator, and her work can be found in children’s books and products. She lives on Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, with her husband and two daughters.

Clients include: Amazon.com, DK, Pearsons, Ladybird/Penguin Random House, Silver Dolphin Books, Piggy Toes Press, Dalmation Press, Star Bright Books, Seattle Children’s, Why Not You Foundation, King County Library System, Yakima Public Schools, Children’s Alliance, HealthPoint, Providence Mount St. Vincent, Vashon Sheepdog Classic, King Caramel, Domestic Abuse Women’s Network, Humanities Washington, Vashon Park District,  MetroFlor, The Theraplay Institute, Horizon Ag-Products, Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services (ACCES)/BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Nature Center, Washington Park Arboretum, Safeco, Washington Medical-Legal Partnership, and MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department.


Jenna is a member of the Vashon Partners in Education (PIE) board. Since 1987, Vashon PIE has granted over $1.2 million to Vashon Public School District teachers and educators, for programs and supplies to enrich the learning environment of the district’s students. To learn more about Vashon PIE, please visit their website here. She also volunteers for Backbone Campaign, Vashon Climate Action Group and Indivisible Vashon.

Creative Partnerships

Engelman Riggs Collaborative

Jenna Riggs and writer Beth Engelman have brought to life a number of imaginative, original children’s books that become instant family favorites. This dynamic duo is also called upon to provide creative services for publishers. Their client list includes Disney, Chronicle, Tormont, Piggy Toes Press and Dalmation Press. Take a peek at here.

Mommy on a Shoestring

For this crafty, fresh DIY website, Jenna Riggs and Beth Engelman tap into their backgrounds in education, book publishing and graphic design to present practical, fun and creative projects that moms can do on the cheap. Beth writes a column for Chicago’s Pioneer Press and appears regularly on the WCIU You & Me in the Morning TV show. She is also an iVillage correspondent. Come play at mommyonashoestring.com.

The Go-To List

A collaboration is only as good as the sum of its partners. Jenna is pleased to recommend the following talents:

Web development and design
Hoffman Graphics—206.726.0598

Copywriting, editing and creative content
Kathryn True—206.567.5389

Chickenscratch Writing, Joanne Matsusaka—206.715.5949

Paperbark Communications, Carl Guess—206.935.4595

Dorothea DePrisco—818-730-7138

Project Management and PR
Cindy Combs Consulting, Cindy Combs—206.285.1143

Anne Atwell Communications, Anne Atwell—206.697.2183

Large Scale Painting for Fun!

Jenna accidentally fell into so-called set design when her oldest daughter started dancing for Vashon Dance Academy and they needed fresh blood for the painting crew. Organizing painters expanded into planning and designing sets over the years and she has loved learning about it every minute. Ok, we know it’s not Broadway, but the folks at Dance! Vashon, lead by Cheryl Krown, know how to put on a show — and of course none of this is possible without all of the amazing volunteer parents (especially architect Jim Westcott and artist Tom Grossshader).