I’m so thankful I had the privilege of having Jaclyn in Communication Design classes in our program at CVAD. She was a wonderfully talented student who always brought her A game, loved the making process, wasn’t afraid of taking chances and always did so with her charming, self-effacing, slightly neurotic sense of humor we all came to know and adore. Jaclyn had such a lovely, kind, compassionate heart she shared without reservation with everyone in her orbit — it was her super power. She also possessed a highly developed, and often humorously animated appreciation for a wide range of design aesthetics and their applications — color, illustration, layout, typography, etc., but she really had a thing for paper. I recall she would be so enthralled with her paper selections after a trip to Clampitt, she would sometimes physically pet the samples as she was presenting a project in class — that was Jaclyn.
After graduating from our program she was so thoughtful to keep in touch by arranging brunch meetups to catch me up on the fun stuff happening in her life, like a budding new relationship, or an exciting design project in progress, or to share about places she’d recently traveled. Her passion for life and design was infectious. It’s still difficult to grasp she’s no longer with us and I will always remember her with immense fondness. Her loving, beautiful spirit will live on through her scholarship so generously gifted by her parents and in the hearts of all who loved her.
– Karen Dorff