WORDS BY JEN is a full-service graphic design and creative services company located in Branford, Connecticut. For the past 20 years, we have worked hand-in-hand with local businesses and organizations to develop effective communications, both in print and online.
Since 1993, our philosophy has remained the same: marketing doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right words, a consistent message, and good design, you’ll get the results you want from your promotional efforts.
We're excited to present our new website — please come in and take a look around!
Bringing together all of her experiences, Jen Payne began Words by Jen in order to provide a comprehensive service to businesses, organizations and individuals. With a degree in English and Journalism and close to 25 years of industry experience, her frame of reference includes copy writing and editing, public relations, newspaper editing and production, book design, graphic design, brand development, printing, and website design.
Jen currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Branford Land Trust, and is a co-editor and contributor for its quarterly newsletter. She is Vice President, Director of Production and Marketing for Bick Publishing House in Branford, CT.
She is committed to supporting the efforts of community, and does so by volunteering for a number of local organizations; in addition to the Branford Land Trust , she volunteers for the Community Dining Room, the Shoreline Arts Trail, and the Women & Family Life Center in Guilford. She was a member of the Branford Chamber of Commerce from 1994 - 2013 and served on its Board of Directors for a number of years.
In her spare time, Jen is a writer, artist, and author of the blog Random Acts of Writing. In September 2014, she published her first book, LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, the first title from Three Chairs Publishing. She is a member of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association, the Connecticut Poetry Society, Guilford Arts Center, the Guilford Poets Guild, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Story Circle Network.
Words by Jen is a Certified Woman Owned, Small/Minority Business Enterprise through the State of Connecticut.
Words by Jen has provided full-service graphic design & creative services since 1993, including:
• Graphic Design
• Copy Writing & Editorial Services
• Full-Service Printing
• Web Design & Internet Marketing
• Book Design & Publishing Coordination
• Marketing & Creative Consultations
Copy Writing & Editorial Services
Affordable Four-Color Printing
Traditional Off-set Printing
Variable Data Printing
Web Design & Internet Marketing
Blog & Enewsletter Design
Online Advertising Design
Website Design & Development
Book Design & Publishing Coordination
Copy Editing & Proofreading
Graphic Design & Interior Page Design
Marketing & Advertising Assistance
Marketing & Creative Consultations
Writing Assistance/Editorial Reviews
"My graphics person, Jen Payne, can get this together because she is AWESOME and can do anything including leap tall buildings in a single bound." – Attorney
"How lucky am I to have someone like you to put such polish on my words? " – Landscape Designer
"Thank you, Jen, Madam Wordsmith, webmistress, and purveyor of good cheer. You rock and you roll." - Political Candidate
"You have been such a huge help. Thanks for making it feel like I have extra hours in my day!" – Nonprofit Program Coordinator
"Perfect example of giving Jen a bunch of words, and they come out looking like art!" – Nonprofit Board Member
"I knew when I asked for your editing help that you would make the words sing. What I didn't know was that you would also make them dance! But then again, why am I surprised? That's one of the many things I've always liked about working with you—your way of seeing words as well as hearing them!" – Author, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist
"We planted the seeds and you made it bloom." – Nonprofit Book Committee
"It is one of the best websites I have ever seen. Just some random, unsolicited props from a total stranger." – Total Stranger, Ohio
"Thanks for your time, your help, your tolerance and your outright good service." – Longtime Client
"You have been so nice to work with, so helpful, so much value added to your service." – Nonprofit Executive Director
"I absolutely LOVE your stuff. I don't know how I got along this far without you." – Number One Fan
"Fabulous Fabulous!! The whole thing sings in harmony — 5 stars for this website and for your work." – Shoreline Artist
Words by Jen is pleased to announce the launch of:
Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness
75 ESSAYS & POEMS
by Jen Payne
100 ORIGINAL COLOR PHOTOS
of the Woods & Shoreline of Connecticut
QUOTATIONS by Philosophers, Poets,
Naturalists, and Treasured Writers
CLICK HERE to Purchase Your Copy Today!
Words by Jen is excited to be a Community Sponsor of the Shoreline ArtsTrail's 2014 Open Studios Weekend, November 22-23, 2014.
Jen Payne is pleased to announce the launch of THREE CHAIRS PUBLISHING, Conversations in Print: Books, Art & More. Join in the conversation, click here!
Jen Payne's poem "Tempest" was recently published in Encircle Publication's literary jounral The Aurorean.
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARD
Bick Pubishing House was recently honored with an Independent Publisher Book Award. Understand Your Self, written by Dale Carlson and Kishore Khairnar, and designed by Words by Jen, won a silver medal for this Juvenile/Teen/Young Adult Non-Fiction title. The IPPY awards “Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing."
WORDS BY JEN GOES HOLLYWOOD?
Watch closely and you’ll spot this Women & Family Life Center poster, designed by Words by Jen, in the movie Hope Springs. Filmed in Connecticut during the fall of 2011, the movie includes a number of familiar sights, including the Stonington Lighthouse, Guilford Food Center and Breakwater Books. Watch for the poster in the book-buying scene with the magical Meryl Streep.
Jen's blog Random Acts of Writing was selected as a Star Blog by the Story Circle Network. The Story Circle Network is a national organization dedicated to helping women share the stories of their lives and to raising public awareness of the importance of women's personal histories.
Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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Words by Jen(sm) is a registered service mark. All content on this website is copyrighted ©2014.
Jen's photo by Christine Chiocchio. Other artwork and photography on the site is copyrighted by Jen Payne, unless otherwise noted.