"My favorite part of being both a visual and word artist is the collaboration process. I get to know someone and then use my talents to help them do great things."
Jill Tucker is a professional writer, editor and visual artist. In the past 20 years her writing has been featured internationally in books and magazines, on stages and blogs. Jill’s artwork has been featured in many art galleries, art shows, magazines and books.
Before stepping out on her own, Jill was Project Editor of the wildly popular and funny …for Dummies book series, where she helped people who are experts in their fields develop, write and edit books under the Dummies brand. Jill used the sketch-comedy writing skills she learned at the Second City Conservatory in Chicago to punch up the authors’ books. “I loved working with those authors! I also love funny. Funny is wonderful, especially when you are making millions of dollars like those Dummies books did.”
Next, Jill accepted the position of Brand Editor for the Lilly cancer team where, as part of the launch team, she won numerous awards while helping to take a $2 billion cancer drug to market in less than a year. “I worked with great people who were very committed to helping cancer patients
As a local volunteer, Jill teaches communication skills classes, sketch-comedy writing and improvisational performance. “I am very passionate about helping others be better communicators,” she said.
In 2009, Jill made the leap to creative entrepreneurship. “I’m a visual artist and I’m also a word artist. I wanted to get back to being very creative on my terms. So I did. Even after all these years, my favorite part of being both a visual and word artist is the collaboration process. I get to know someone and then use my talents to help them do great things.”
Having traveled extensively and lived in Austin TX, Jill now lives in Indianapolis, her hometown.