About Designer Tosha Jackson

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Growing up Tosha Jackson wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life, but she has always known one thing – she has a passion for being creative. Throughout school, she took every art class that was offered. Eventually, she found the perfect avenue to channel her creativity in graphic design and photography.

As the sole designer at a small marketing firm, Tosha spent more than two years fine tuning her design skills and learning the ins and outs of marketing and branding. She even captured a coveted ADDY® award for her design of a sales promotion kit. But like all good things, her time there came to an end.

Finding herself unemployed in the midst of a downturn economy, while expecting her first child, Tosha weighed her options. “My husband and I had just decided to start our family before I lost my job, but I didn’t let the situation get me down. I saw it as an opportunity to pursue my passion for creativity. And it would allow me to work from home, so I could enjoy being a mother as well,” she explains.

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Tosha used the remaining months of her pregnancy to start her new venture, and by the time her son Ryker arrived, she had built a firm foundation for her business GRFX Creative through her own marketing and networking. Early on, Tosha divided her time between graphic design, portrait photography and the custom artwork. After working with a business coach in early 2012, she decided to focus her attention solely on the custom artwork that met a need in the marketplace.

Always having the desire to return to a small town, Tosha and her family relocated to Lawson, MO in 2010 where they enjoy country living at its finest – complete with a barn house, tractors and four wheelers! In 2016, Tosha was offered a full-time position as the Executive Director of the Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. She successfully ran the Chamber for three years before moving on to become the Business Development Coordinator for United Fiber. However, Tosha continues to run TYPOGRFX on the side.