At Words by Jen, we believe the keys to successfully promoting your business include great ideas, just the right words, eye-catching designs, and a wicked good plan. It’s that simple.

We’re a full-service graphic design and creative services company in Branford, Connecticut. For the past 30 years, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with local businesses, organizations, and creative professionals to develop effective print and online communications.

Let’s see what Words by Jen can do for you!
(203) 483-5353 or by email.

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What do we do?

Words by Jen provides full-service graphic design & creative services, either a la carte or combined, to bring your project full circle, from concept to content, from design to printing, websites, and more.

• Graphic Design
• Content Development & Editorial Services
• Publicity Coordination
• Full-Service Printing
• Web Design & Social Media Management
• Book Design & Publishing Coordination
• Author Promotional Services
• Marketing & Creative Consultations

Check out our Services page for more information on how we can work together.

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Words by Who?

Words by Jen came to light over coffee at the Copper Kitchen on Chapel Street in New Haven. The year was 1993, and Jen Payne’s goal was to offer comprehensive creative services to folks who needed help promoting themselves. Her first clients included a rock band, a fashion designer, a massage therapist, and a local environmental group.

Her clients will tell you that her greatest strength is her ability to synthesize their goals and ideas into effective results. Whether writing talking points for a high-profile politician, designing an award-winning book for a local author, or helping an entrepreneur market her new business, Jen thoughtfully partners with her clients in their efforts to do good work and to be successful.

Jen is enthusiastic about her clients’ projects, supportive of their efforts, and always on-hand to consult, advise, and collaborate.

She’s enthusiastic about her community, too. You can see this in her long-standing commitment to local organizations like Branford Community Gardens, the Branford Land Trust, and the Branford Compassion Club. She feels blessed to have been supported by her community through the years, and believes that the best response is to give back as much and as often as she can.

Our Fan Club

“My graphics person, Jen Payne, can get this together because she is AWESOME and can do anything including leap tall buildings in a single bound.” — Attorney

“Jen designed my family history book beautifully. Her design captured the family feeling I wanted this heirloom book to convey. She also has an eye for editorial, unusual for a designer. And she is fun to work with.” — Author

“Many thanks for the amazing job you did on my last book! So glad you will be in charge of the production of my next two books!” — Author, Advice Columnist

“Thank you, Jen, Madam Wordsmith, webmistress, and purveyor of good cheer. You rock and you roll.” — Political Candidate

“You have been such a huge help. Thanks for making it feel like I have extra hours in my day!” – Nonprofit Program Coordinator

“I knew when I asked for your editing help that you would make the words sing. What I didn’t know was that you would also make them dance!” – Author, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist

See Words by Jen’s Professional Recognition
& Award-Winning Projects!

As well as…

In an alternate universe, Jen is a writer, artist, and author of the blog Random Acts of Writing. She has written and published four books — LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, Waiting Out the Storm, and Water Under the Bridge — under the imprint of Three Chairs Publishing.

Her latest project is MANIFEST (zine), a hold-in-your-hands art installation featuring Jen’s writing and mixed-media collage work, along with photography, quotes, and bits and pieces of creative whatnot.

She is a member of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA), the Connecticut Poetry Society, Guilford Arts Center.

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“Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be.” – Julie Israel