Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Overhosler ’17 (B.A. in Art (Painting and Graphic Design))
Posted May 31, 2022
What did you study at Otterbein?
While at Otterbein, I earned a B.A. concentrating in Painting and Graphic Design.
Where are you now? What is a typical day on the job or in the studio like?
I now work full time at a nonprofit, EverHeart Hospice, in Greenville, OH as their Marketing Specialist. My responsibility is split between graphic design for the agency and networking/marketing to our healthcare partners and the community. The marketing territory that I travel covers about 6 counties in Ohio. The material I design includes items such as our annual community report, printed marketing collateral, social media posts, email marketing campaigns, and special projects such as packaging and labels for our legacy gifts that are given to patients and families. I have been in this role since January 2021. In addition to this, I am now the President of the Greenville Art Guild, a Board Member for Mainstreet Greenville, and serve on the Anna Bier Art Gallery Committee which is under the umbrella of the Darke County Center for the Arts. My paintings are currently represented by Penny Jane Art Co. in Coldwater, Ohio.
How did Otterbein, and/or the Art and Art History Department, help prepare you for your job? How did your education help you succeed?
Otterbein helped me gain leadership skills to be successful in each of these roles. I felt we were pushed to think outside the box in all the art disciplines. This has opened the door for creative problem solving on many projects, not just regarding art and design, but also in data analytics and marketing solutions. The Art and Art History Department helped build my confidence to network and step into new positions within my community. If there was one thing that I would say was the most important part of my experience at Otterbein, it was the connections I made.