About us

Blustery Day Design, est. 2008

We're Jessica Yaeger and Christina Blust: designers & developers, makers & menders, figure-outers and coders who happen to be sisters. We're aficionados of color, fonts, paper, code and content.

We take what may feel messy and complicated and corral it with simple, creative, beautiful solutions. Our focus is always to uplift our clients as the best, most authentic, most effective versions of themselves.

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About us

Blustery Day Design, est. 2008

We're Jessica Yaeger and Christina Blust: designers & developers, makers & menders, figure-outers and coders who happen to be sisters. We're aficionados of color, fonts, paper, code and content.

We take what may feel messy and complicated and corral it with simple, creative, beautiful solutions. Our focus is always to uplift our clients as the best, most authentic, most effective versions of themselves.

Photo credit: Danielle Shields.

“From the outset, the team at Blustery Day Design understood the mission of our museum and was thus able to provide expert guidance through the exhibit design and fabrication process from start to finish. The result is a professional, impactful exhibit that connects with our visitors.”

Dorothy Chambers

Former program director, CANDLES Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Our work uplifts your work

The women of Blustery Day Design have been called passionate, smart, professional and kind, and that all sounds about right to us. We love to think, read, learn and make things, especially in order to help good people do good things and make the world a better, more caring place.

In everything we do for our clients, we strive to communicate and honor the important work they are doing. Whether we’re working with a writer, a non-profit, or a community group, we become fierce champions of our clients’ goals and mission.

Getting you un-stuck

With a wide range of skills encompassing both the creative and the technical, we often bring the “missing piece” to the table, whatever it may be.

  • For those who have a lot to say but aren’t sure how to share it, we take their disparate info and design it to be clear, accessible and visually appealing.
  • For those who have tech smarts but struggle with presenting themselves professionally and beautifully, we bring visual design creativity and know-how.
  • For those brimming with creativity who are unsure about logistics, we provide knowledge of and experience with the technical things and process steps.

No matter what part of the process is keeping you up at night or is feeling insurmountable, we have the skills and experience to help you.

Learning & teaching

As two life-long learners, we bring our enthusiastic love of learning and teaching to all of the work we do. Our clients tell us they appreciate how we make complicated things clearer and less intimidating.

It is important to us to empower people to feel more capable of working towards their goals and reaching success. Beyond the work we do with clients, we also share our knowledge through writing and speaking about design, process, authenticity & empathy.

We do what we're really good at

so you can get back to what you’re really good at.

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Jessica Yaeger

Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

More about Jessica

Jessica has degrees in Computer Information Systems and Graphic Design from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. She previously worked for an S&P 500 company for 13 years. There, she was a desktop software and web developer covering the full application lifecycle, as well as a project manager in support of multi-million dollar business initiatives. Jessica has led multicultural teams and excels at facilitating communication between different teams and project stakeholders. She specializes in efficient processes, data organization, and user-focused, well-designed interfaces.

Jessica is also a writer, focusing on topics including empathy, grief, and compassionate responses to injustice. An avid hobby photographer, genealogist, and gardener, she lives with her husband and three sons in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, where she is involved in local community campaigns and initiatives. 

Full press bio

Jessica Yaeger is a programmer, project manager, writer and designer. She is the co-founder of Blustery Day Design, a women-owned design & development agency that works with creators, non-profits, and businesses.

Jessica has degrees in Computer Information Systems and Graphic Design from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. She previously worked for an S&P 500 company for 13 years. There, she was a desktop software and web developer covering the full application lifecycle, as well as a project manager in support of multi-million dollar business initiatives. Jessica has led multicultural teams and excels at facilitating communication between different teams and project stakeholders. She specializes in efficient processes, data organization, and user-focused, well-designed interfaces.

Jessica is also a writer, focusing on topics including empathy, grief, and compassionate responses to injustice. An avid hobby photographer, genealogist, and gardener, she lives with her husband and three sons in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, where she is involved in local community campaigns and initiatives. 

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Christina Blust

Nashville, Tennessee

More about Christina

Christina graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a degree in Graphic Design with minors in Peace Studies and Spanish. After an AmeriCorps volunteer year on an alpaca farm, she spent a decade in the non-profit sector doing graphic design, photography, writing, and web development. A supporter of open knowledge and open source communities, she is an active contributor to Wikipedia, Wikidata, and other Wikimedia projects. Christina has also been involved in the WordPress community as a WordCamp organizer, notably as design lead for WordCamp US 2017 & 2018.

Christina is also a singer-songwriter who has recorded albums as a solo performer and with various musical projects. With her indie folk band Yearbook Committee, she performed as an official showcasing artist at festivals including South by Southwest (Austin, Texas) and MidPoint Music Festival (Cincinnati, Ohio). She lives with her husband and daughter in Nashville, Tennessee.

Full press bio

Christina Blust is a graphic designer, content strategist and web developer. She is the co-founder of Blustery Day Design, a women-owned design & development agency that works with creators, non-profits, and businesses.

Christina graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a degree in Graphic Design with minors in Peace Studies and Spanish. After an AmeriCorps volunteer year on an alpaca farm, she spent a decade in the non-profit sector doing graphic design, photography, writing, and web development. A supporter of open knowledge and open source communities, she is an active contributor to Wikipedia, Wikidata, and other Wikimedia projects. Christina has also been involved in the WordPress community as a WordCamp organizer, notably as design lead for WordCamp US 2017 & 2018.

Christina is also a singer-songwriter who has recorded albums as a solo performer and with various musical projects. With her indie folk band Yearbook Committee, she performed as an official showcasing artist at festivals including South by Southwest (Austin, Texas) and MidPoint Music Festival (Cincinnati, Ohio). She lives with her husband and daughter in Nashville, Tennessee.

SaraB-H

“Thank you, Blustery Day Design! I am so appreciative of the consulting and brainstorming process you walked me through. Your abilities and creativity are priceless. Truly, I think our logo has helped make our organization stronger and has united our group - we have a banner to wave and call our own and it is something we love and want to display any way we can.”

Founder, Flat & Fabulous

“You really helped me enjoy this occasion. The designs helped me focus on the joy. I'm so very grateful for you — I truly feel like you captured my heart.”

Sarah K Boghdan, O.F.S.

RachelRasley

“Blustery Day Design's help on this project was invaluable. I've never done anything like this and I didn't know where to start — the stickers turned out perfect! So very perfect.”

Musician, Rasley Family Band

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Living sincerely with deep roots

We started as the Blust girls: Jessica, Vanessa, and Christina, three sisters who loved to make things. Much of our childhood in northern Kentucky was spent coloring, reading, playing with desktop publishing software, teaching ourselves crafts, and dreaming of working together someday. We each took turns as yearbook editor at Newport Central Catholic High School, and then we went off to our various colleges to study and grow. In May 2008, with the formation of Blust Design Group, LLC, the three of us together made the family graphic design company official.

The early years of Blustery Day Design coincided with the cancer journey of middle sister Vanessa, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 25. After seven hard years of treatment, remission, recurrence, and eventual metastasis, Vanessa Blust Tiemeier died in February 2014. You can learn more about her story and legacy at The Live Sincerely Project.

We miss Vanessa fiercely. We carry her strength, creativity, love, and defiant spirit with us in every part of our lives and in the business we built together.

Photo credits for this page: Portraits of Christina & Jessica – Danielle Shields Photography. Testimonial headshots – submitted photos. Blust girls by sunflower – Sharon Blust.