Words, design and marketing
Jill Koch brings imagination, creativity and vigor to projects for a variety of clients. Jill is known for working with manufacturers and service providers, but has also assisted small and mid-sized businesses, governmental agencies, sports facilities, non-profits and associations.
With a degree in non-profit management, Jill spent her post-college years working in public relations and communications for professional regional theatre. She moved on to managing community relations for one of the nation’s top park and recreation agencies, where she further honed her design and marketing skills.
This triple threat of skills—words, design and marketing—brings Jill’s clients the best of all worlds—a full range of communications work in one extremely experienced professional.
As an authority in print design, Jill handles vendor relationships for her clients, managing quality control and production throughout to ensure a seamless, affordable workflow. She is an expert in print technology and finding the best vendors for her clients, with an emphasis on local sources. She is a champion for green printing practices and makes efficient and cost-effective recommendations for environmentally friendly options.
Now, how can Jill help you?
Imagination, Creativity & Vigor
on every project
Jill is a Sustaining Member of AIGA, the professional association for design, and is dedicated to the highest standards in graphic design and business ethics.
—Kathy Hussey-Arntson, Director, Wilmette Historical Museum
"I came back to work today to find two boxes of brochures! They look great, and we are all very pleased. Thanks for creating such a terrific piece for us. It was great working with you, and I hope that we will have more opportunities in the future."
—Jim Stoller, President, Sto-Cote Products, Inc., Genoa City, WI
“Jill has been great to work with. She has an uncanny knack to be able to pull ideas out of my head and put them to paper the way I envision them, which helps me concentrate on other aspects of my business. When I ask her to ‘Jillify’ something, I know it will be right on target.”
—Connie Cominsky, Founder, villagevision
“Koch CREATIVE. The name says it best. CREATIVE. I was looking for a graphic artist that ‘colored outside the lines.’ I found that quality in Jill. She understood my vision and what I was looking for to represent villagevision. She understood ‘quirky.’ From the font, to the stick girls, to the ink color and to the paper quality – Jill took every detail and provided me with exactly what I wanted. Jill was a joy to work with – literally – I have never seen her without a sparkle in her eye or without a smile on her face. If you are looking for professionalism, creativity and my favorites – hip and quirky – look no further. Koch Creative is the best!”
—Damara Diamond, Founder at International Feng Shui Institute
“Jill has always impressed me with her ability to take my vague ideas and transform them into the final product that is an improved version of my original thought. Whether print based brochures or online newsletters, Jill uses her creativity to bring out the best of the personality or concept to make her clients feel that they are truly represented through their marketing materials. Jill has the experience to help achieve “the great impression” needed for your specific industry or marketing needs. My experience with Jill's work has brought me back time and again to incorporate her knowledge with my ideas and has consistently impressed me with the ease of bringing my vision to market.”
—Marianne Shank, IGFOA Executive Director 1995–2014
“Jill has partnered with our association to deliver a consistent and vibrant brand through newsletters, web pages, directories, event programs and signs, and specialty publications. She has a knack for knowing when logos or publications need a fresh look. Most importantly, she’s invested the time to understand our industry and serves as a wonderful writer and editor.“
—Amy Callahan, Owner, North Shore Printers, Waukegan, IL
“North Shore Printers loves working with professional designers like Jill at Koch Creative because not only does it make our job easier (which saves our mutual clients money), the printed piece looks better too—so it is a more effective sales and/or communication tool, and everyone can take pride in that.”
—Nicki Snoblin, Owner at NextWord Communications
“Jill and I have partnered on several projects now, and she gets my whole-hearted recommendation. Jill is a very talented graphic designer and so much more. She has a remarkable touch with clients, working with them to fully understand their needs—and to help them clarify what they are looking for as well. Jill has an extremely strong ethical grounding that is reflected in all her dealings with clients and partners. I'm looking forward to working with Jill on future projects.”
“When I was Director of Development for the New York City Ballet, Jill worked for me from afar, setting up our donor materials and brochures, and working with writers from the New York Times in creating our donor newsletter. One of my sorrows when I left for the Museum of Modern Art was that I couldn’t take her with me, as we had an in-house design department. Jill has a knack for creative problem-solving, and a partnership-oriented work ethic that sets her apart from her competition. Whether it is brainstorming through a challenge or creating a message that precisely hits its target, Jill works as a true colleague and sees each project through to its successful completion. Her ability to home in on, and then deliver, a message, are remarkable and make her a truly valuable creative partner.”
—Theresa Paulin, Former Marketing Manager, Presbyterian Homes, Evanston, IL
“Thank you for being a valued partner and wonderful resource to us. We appreciate your professionalism, patience & good humor.”