C. Jean Grover

C Jean Grover

C. Jean Grover was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and came to the Rochester area in 1971. She later attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Graphic Design/Communications, minoring in Creative Writing, and graduating “With Highest Honors” distinction in 1984.

Jean has worked as a graphic designer, marketing professional, copywriter and illustrator in Rochester, NY, since 1983. She began her career as Art Director for a small marketing consulting agency with big clients, such as Bausch and Lomb, the American Society of Association Executives, and Eastman Kodak Company. After five years there, she founded her own company, and branched out with a specialty in graphic design and illustration for the small to medium-sized organization. She has worked for many local businesses, including LDA Life and Learning (now Starbridge), Creative Themes Day Camp, Heritage Christian Services, and CP Rochester.  Over the years, she has also worked, twice, in full time positions for the Regional Center for Independent Living, including a current position, branding, running and marketing their Youth Leadership program . . . but has still maintained her freelance business, now in its 27th year.

Web design and development was added to the services offered, in 2006.  Jean’s proficiencies are in html, css, and php code, and she is fluent in the Adobe Creative Suite programs, customizing WordPress, and Drupal.

Jean has won several awards in the Rochester Area Printing Week Competition, and most recently, an RCTV “Creative Use of Media” award, and several grants for pursuing youth leadership projects. She was selected to speak about her youth marketing work in 2015 at the annual conference of the National Council on Independent Living.

Jean is enthusiastically involved in her community, along with her husband and 4 children. An individual with a disability since birth, she is always willing to round out her schedule with public speaking engagements and civil rights activism.