JT Art & Design
An Art and Graphic Design Studio
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CT Art & Graphic Design Studio

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 Art part of the studio refers to artistic offerings that include popular, live caricature entertainment for corporate events, Bar Mitzvahs, birthdays, post-graduations, Grand Openings, fundraisers and just about any event or celebration you can imagine, including 18 weddings this year alone. Offerings include custom illustration, as well as specialization in portraiture (people, pets, and homes) and caricature commissions from photos (often via email). In addition, you can order work from new art, custom personalized caricature products, including stationery, apparel, favors and more.


As of 2017, you can purchase many items directly on-line at Judy’s ETSY shop, listed as “JTPortraicatures”. This includes most of her current commission offerings, plus a few things not reflected here: pet memorial cards featuring a custom pet portrait, as well as custom-designed-and-created theme collages featuring a special person close-up, partaking in his/her hobby, and/or related graphics and his/her name available digitally.

A late 2017 project, her first-ever mural, was for a 165-square-foot area encompassing approximately two full walls in a baby nursery. It was an experiment of sorts in acrylic paint, since most of her studio work is created with dry mixed media, and other than a few “paint nights,” she had hardly picked up a brush in 25 years! Happily, it was a success and the studio hopes to add more (but smaller) indoor murals to its offerings. Call or email to discuss and get a quote for your mural at a competitive price.
panoramic mural of farmEntire farm mural on equilavent of two walls


illustration of cat on a rock
Judy Draws at a 2019 Wedding


On a related note, Judy hopes to hone paint skills and offer “paint night” classes through existing studios, on her own, in private homes or in facilities in the future. Sign up for the newsletter (4-5x a year generally) and to stay up to date on new offerings, vending dates and other news!

The Graphic Design Studio provides creative design and graphics for marketing/ communications and creative services firms, and is well-suited to work directly with small businesses and sole proprietors. Judy will lend her talent and knowledge to help you promote your product or service whether for printed materials or display media, creatively and professionally. From concept to completion, or at any stage in between, Judy will provide personalized service, without the large agency cost.

Mac-based with a working knowledge of the PC platform, Judy is adept at using Adobe design, illustration and publishing software. Possessing artistic ability, innate creativity and long-time design experience, she is confident she will meet your expectations. She is also proficient in photo retouching and collage work, and can work some magic with your photos or create special custom imagery, containing text, quotes, etc.



About the Artist/Designer


Graphic Artist, New Haven
A member of The Bash for 10+ years

Judy Tourangeau, artist and designer, who’s been drawing her whole life, has over two decades of diverse graphic design and art direction experience as a full-time employee of Fairfield and New Haven County agencies, marketing firms, and printing and creative companies. Her most recent stint was part-time at an area hospital for eight years. Though she has shifted her focus to commission and gig work in recent years, she enjoys design and will take on small design or image projects

Her many years of work within these companies and facilities provided her with invaluable knowledge of traditional aspects of design, and methods of print production and printing processes. This is a tremendous asset today in conjunction with her independently acquired digital print design and production expertise.

In her career and in her own business, she also solely designed and/or was instrumental in the creation of communications pieces for non-profit, retail, consumer and corporate businesses, often for budget-conscious clients with quick-turnaround needs.

She holds a BFA in Graphic Communications from Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT. She is a past member of the Greater Waterbury and Naugatuck Chambers of Commerce; a current member of Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region; and is involved in online networking and social media, most notably with Facebook Page – JT Art & Design, Instagram and Pinterest, where you can see many more samples of her work, as well as a personal professional profile on LinkedIn. She also has an on-line ETSY shop where you can order many personalized art offerings.

In her leisure time, she sings in the Naugatuck Community Choir, enjoys time with friends, live music and theater performances, beaches, travel, bicycling and keeping life exciting and interesting — preferably not all work and no play! That said, her creative art work is not really “work” at all.



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