• My experience and process of creative exploration produces big ideas and engaging content.

    Jeannine Gliddon Owens

    Founder and Owner / Art Director / Designer / Animator

    I has diverse and extensive experience in multiple and varied creative environments. In addition to my work at Gliddon Owens Design, I am concurrently Multimedia Art and Design Lead at the City of Virginia Beach. I have previously held design and art director positions at various creative agencies and have taught design and illustration at Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming. My artwork has been included in several exhibits, collections, and commissions, as well.


    I hold a BFA in Graphic Design from Colorado State University, an MA in Humanities/Visual Studies from Old Dominion University and am currently working on a PhD in International Studies from Old Dominion University. My research focuses on the effects of art and visual communication on institutions and culture, and for my master's thesis project, produced a multimedia exhibit on social change Internet memes, including original meme-inspired works of art: Know What I Meme? New Perspectives Beyond the Digital. My dissertation topic focuses on art restitution and the role that international relations play in its success.


    I also enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, playing tennis, reading murder mysteries, and floating in the ocean every summer weekend.

  • Experience Has Its Advantages

    Working in varied environments across the country provides a rich creative foundation.



    City of Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach, VA
    Multimedia – Art and Design Lead

    May 2021 to present


    Barry Art Museum

    Norfolk, VA
    Graphic Designer / Research Assistant

    May 2020 to February 2021


    Huntington Ingalls Industries
    Newport News Shipbuilding

    Newport News, VA
    Design Consultant / Graphic Designer

    January 2019 to 2021


    Red Chalk Studios

    Virginia Beach, VA
    Design Consultant

    December 2018 to January 2019


    Local Voice Media

    Virginia Beach, VA
    Digital Designer / Advertising Inventory and Scheduling Manager

    April to November 2018


    Consociate Media

    Gloucester Point, VA
    Graphic Designer

    October 2016 to October 2017


    Tidewater Physical Therapy

    Newport News, VA
    Graphic Designer

    May 2015 to October 2016


    Antech Systems

    Chesapeake, VA
    Senior Graphic Designer

    June 2014 to May 2015


    University of New England

    Portland, ME
    Graphic Design Manager

    July 2011 to June 2014


    University of Southern Maine

    Portland, ME
    Graphic Designer

    2006 to 2011


    University of Northern Colorado

    Greeley, CO
    Graphic Designer

    2000 to 2001


    Schaff & Associates

    Milwaukee, WI
    Graphic Designer / Art Director

    1990 to 1992


    National Society of Programmers
    Association (NaSPA)

    Milwaukee, WI
    Graphic Designer



    Artword Advertising

    Milwaukee, WI
    Graphic Designer



    Copy Spot

    Santa Monica, CA
    Graphic Designer



    Blue Mountain Arts

    Boulder, CO
    Graphic Designer / Illustrator



    Peter Hesse Design

    Denver, CO
    Graphic Designer



    Bob Coonts Design

    Fort Collins, CO
    Graphic Design Intern



    Colorado State University
    Publications Office

    Fort Collins, CO
    Graphic Design Intern





    The University of Wyoming

    Laramie, WY
    Visiting Professor, Graphic Design

    2002 to 2003


    Colorado State University

    Fort Collins, CO
    Adjunct Lecturer, Graphic Design and Illustration

    2000 to 2003