JT Art & Design is a multi-faceted art and design studio located in the greater Naugatuck Valley that serves individuals and small business clients throughout Connecticut and beyond, including New York State, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The design studio provides creative design and graphics for marketing/ communications and creative services firms, as well as being well-suited to deal with small businesses and sole proprietors directly. Judy will lend her talent and knowledge to help you promote your product or service whether for any printed materials or display media, creatively and professionally, from concept to completion, providing personalized service, without the large agency cost.
Mac-based with a working knowledge of the PC platform, Judy is adept in the Adobe design and publishing software line, and has years of Quark expertise. Judy has years of creative and artistic experience and is confident she will meet your expectations. She has also become quite proficient in photo retouching and collage work, and will take on these types of projects as well.
On an different note, the art studio also specializes in decidedly different live caricature entertainment for corporate events, Bar Mitzvahs, birthdays, post-graduations, Grand Openings, fundraisers and just about any event or celebration you can imagine, most recently at 4 weddings in one season! It offers custom illustration, as well as specializing in portraiture (people and pets) and gift caricatures from photos (often via email), plus custom personalized caricature products, including stationery,apparel, favors and more.
Judy has also expanded her offerings to include home renderings (interestingly enough as a result of a promotional piece for a real estate client at her former employer, for which she created a rendering of a luxury home and added it to her illustration samples). Since then, she has created a few of these and is encouraged at the prospect of doing more for happy homeowners wanting to display their picture postcard worthy estate or even their humble abode! Or, for real estate professionals looking for great client gifts, give us a call! There will be a page/section dedicated to this soon.
About the Owner
Judy Tourangeau, owner of JT Art & Design, has over two decades of diverse graphic design & art direction experience as an full-time employee of Fairfield and New Haven County agencies, marketing firms and printing & creative companies, and today supplements her own studio business with a part-time design position at a local hospital. Her many years of work within these companies provided her invaluable knowledge of traditional aspects of design, and methods of print production and printing processes. This has proven to be a tremendous asset today in conjunction with her independently acquired digital print design and production expertise.
In various positions and in her own business, she either solely designed or was instrumental in the creation of a variety of projects for non-profit, retail, consumer and corporate businesses over the years, often for budget-conscious clients with quick-turnaround needs. She holds a BFA in Graphic Communications from Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. She was a member of the Greater Waterbury and Naugatuck Chambers of Commerce, is a member of Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region and has also been involved with other professional creative and social networking groups, both on and off-line.
Also a gifted artist, Judy personally creates illustration, sketches and draws portraits and gift or live caricatures for business, school, non-profit, corporate and private customers, and has a pool of caricature friends to subcontract when there is need for more than one artist at a live event.
In her spare time she sings in the Naugatuck Community Choir, participates in zumba fitness, social activities, and enjoys music and theatre especially attending a variety of arts performances.