JP • Designer


J’Nay Penn — a designer & creative stRategist currently living in the washington dc metro area.


I’m a Designer equipped with the ability to express high-levels of creativity and productivity. Experienced working alone, on teams of two and with full integrated teams, I specialize in developing and designing multi-channel social media campaigns. While my design interests are becoming increasingly interactive, I still get excited about paper selection and the thrill of waiting to see the final print.

Throughout my career I’ve worked with several brands including, USPS, Bank of America, TIAA, Save the Children, Union Market DC, Volkswagen and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

honors & awards

Gold SABRE Award, Public Education The Holmes Report, 2018

Semifinalist, Packaging Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 2013

Magna Cum Laude Philadelphia University, 2013

Distinguished Honors Scholar Philadelphia University, 2013

Valedictorian Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Class of 2009

USVI Congressional Page Delegate Donna M. Christensen, 2007

My passion for design began in 2003 when most of my time was spent on fansites and message boards. This led to a curiosity about how “web banners” are made, culminating in the purchase of Jasc Paint Shop Pro, where I made my first designs.
— JP


I am from St. John, US Virgin Islands with a British Virgin Islands lineage. As a proud USVI Ambassador, I regularly discuss my love and deep connection to my home. With the large majority of my immediate family still residing in the territory, you can expect me to make at least one or two trips home each year. My hometown is a constant source of inspiration in all of my endeavors. 


  • Concerts/Festivals

  • Cooking

  • Laughing

  • Reading

  • Journaling

  • YouTube Binges


  • Amazon Kindle

  • iPhone X

  • Enamel Pins

  • Vintage Clothing

  • Headwraps

  • Beyoncé