• Jessi Queen is a chalk artist and UX designer living in Atlanta, GA.

    Queen Art and Design is a collaborative started by Jessi Queen. With her husband Zachary Herndon and their chalk friends, she strives to build community and share the chalk art with others. She specializes in large chalk murals, 3D chalk art, chalk workshops, and interactive art. Designing experiences has always been Jessi’s passion and she spends her day job as a UX designer at Sapient Razorfish. Outside of work you can find her chalking all over the US and Europe. She works at art festivals, trade shows, music festivals and private events.

    Jessi started chalking at the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival in 2007, receiving Honorable Mention, while she was a just a high schooler. Growing up in Savannah, she fell in love with the chalk medium and practiced large drawings at school and in her driveway.

    After attending SCAD herself, Jessi continued to share chalk with others. While in college, her chalk art was featured in the SCAD Connector. In 2011, she began chalking for retail spaces. She also led workshops for various colleges including the Art Institute of Atlanta, SCAD art camps, art and music festivals and events for nonprofit organizations. She introduced Zach to the medium and they have been chalking together since 2012. In 2013, she was asked to be a featured artist at the Marietta Chalk Festival and her chalk traveling adventures were kicked off. In 2014, she started the Georgia Chalk Artists Guild and partners with Georgia festivals to bring chalk art to various corners of the state. In 2016 her and Zach traveled to Germany and Italy for international street art festivals. She has since won several awards for her work and displayed chalk drawings in local art shows.

    Jessi and Zach grew their family this year and are excited to introduce their son to the chalking world. Read about their adventures on zachandjessi.com. Jessi continues to do freelance chalk work and has many appearances scheduled for chalk festivals in 2018! See what services she offers below.

    Never Stop Learning

    Conferences I Have Attended

    Digital Summit Atlanta 2017

    Information Architecture Summit Atlanta 2016

    Word Camp Atlanta 2012

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    Patriotism At The Post

    June 11, 2018

    news_eagleChalk artist Jessi Queen is one of the featured artists for Patriotism at The Post. Ms. Queen has been a chalk artist for over 10 years and specializes in fantasy and nature themed portraits…

    Livable Buckhead unveils new PATH400 murals

    Apr 8, 2018

    news_Path400The murals were done in partnership with Kaiser Permanente medical group and were painted by local artists on the large concrete panels in the sound wall that separates PATH400 from Ga. 400…

    Atlanta & Company ChalktoberFest 2017

    October 6, 2017

    news_atl&coJessi is a local chalk artist and is president and co-founder of the GA chalk artists guild. She travels with her husband (and now baby) to chalk festivals all over the world including Italy and Germany. She is a new mom and plans to continue chalking all over and bringing her baby with her…

    Annual street painting festival brings color to Lake Worth

    February 21, 2016

    news_lakeworthBrilliant strokes of chalk on pavement brought thousands to downtown Lake Worth on Saturday, stirring up heady scenes of living performance art…

    Chalk artists enjoy chance to create in public

    August 27, 2013

    news_mamamiaThe slathering of color on Atlanta Street in downtown Marietta this weekend means one thing. Artists will be chalking it all up to inspiration. That’s because they’ll be in the midst of Marietta ChalkFest, a gathering of artists who specialize in the vibrant and temporary…

    Jessi Queen Invites Us into Her World of Chalk

    March 28, 2018

    news_jessiAtlanta has a strong and growing creative economy. Everyday, we meet women who are on the ground working to break down barriers, build community, inspire, inform, and entertain the people of Atlanta through the arts…

    Festival draws thousands, and they draw on street

    Jan 13, 2018

    news_0008_Layer Comp 9Chalk it up to the love of art and books: The Broward County Main Library’s first Chalk Lit Festival drew more than 4,000 people Saturday. Every participant was encouraged to draw on their imagination and on any surface at the library’s north plaza they could find…

    In Buckhead, Star Wars takes over PATH400

    Dec 7, 2016

    news_rogueoneIn a week, Star Wars will take over movie theaters across Atlanta — and the world — marking the arrival of Rogue One, the first anthology of the series. But before the TIE fighters and X-Wings hit the big screen, Livable Buckhead summoned The Force to liven up the neighborhood’s favorite multi-use trail…

    A More Colorful Marietta? 'Chalk' It Up To Annual Festival!

    Oct 7, 2015

    news_chalktoberfestColorful artwork is taking over Marietta this weekend — but watch your step, because the vibrant masterpieces will be right under your feet!

    Atlanta student leaps for Sidewalk Arts

    MAY 18, 2011

    news_scad_frogJessi Queen, third-year interactive design and game development student, competed in this year’s festival, which took place April 30. “I had participated in the festival before, in high school,” said Queen. “I received honorable mention…