We 💗 our Northern Kentucky roots.
As sisters born and raised here, we feel a strong connection to our Ohio River Valley home. We’re proud to now be a Kentucky business, headquartered in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.
Our local roots
Our family’s Greater Cincinnati roots started with our German and Italian ancestors, who made their way here in the late 19th century. They worked as tailors, broom makers, music teachers, home makers, machinists, assemblers, engineers and laborers. Now we are graphic designers, content strategists, and web developers who live, work, and raise our families in the same area, and we are proud to follow in their footsteps.
After each attending high school at Newport Central Catholic, both sisters studied at local liberal arts universities. Jessica earned degrees in Computer Information Systems and Graphic Design from Thomas More University. Christina graduated from Xavier University with a degree in Graphic Design with minors in Peace Studies and Spanish.
Whenever we are able, we provide our professional services pro bono to local initiatives we support, including non-profits, community groups, youth programs, and special events. Blustery Day Design is also happy to be a sponsor of Northern Kentucky Inclusive Students in Education (NISE).
Our dad was a proud union pipefitter who served on the Labor Council for Cincinnati’s Plumbers, Pipefitters and MES (UA Local 392). He exemplified the intelligence, skills, and passion that go into blue collar work. Dad raised us to value hard work and fair labor practices. We now do our best to respect the worth of everyone we work with, build community, and choose ethical vendors whenever possible.
Our mom earned her degree in Computer Programming from the University of Cincinnati — and then found that, unlike her male colleagues, she was first made to work as a secretary before her employer would allow her to work in her field. And the biases of the time meant that her programming career was over once she had kids. Now we are proud working mothers, building on Mom’s lessons of empowerment, using our brains, and fighting for what’s right.