Grew up in Genoa, Nevada, near Carson City.

A.A.S. in Graphic Communications with more than 30 years experience in Advertising Design, Print Graphics and Publication Layout/Page Design. Currently expanding my knowledge of Website design.

Mission statement

To provide my customers with quality graphic design at an affordable price.


Serving Northern Nevada, Carson Valley, Carson City, Lake Tahoe and Reno Areas.

Current interests

I’m a five-year member of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority and I’m a member of the Greater Genoa Business Association. I am involved in local community projects and I work with the graphic designs for the Candy Dance Faire almost every year.

Graphic Design Since 1980
An abridged history of SCG and Jenn Hollister

I worked for the local newspaper when I was in high school and learned a little bit about typesetting and graphic design. After graduating in 1981, I went on to college, then a vo-tech school where I received a Technicians Certificate to repair and maintain slot machines, video games, juke boxes and pinball machines.

The knowledge learned at the vo-tech school led me to personal computers, and in 1984, I assembled my first DOS-based PC from a complicated kit. My personal interest in graphic art and computers led me to Apple Macintosh and computer graphic design in 1987.

In the mid 1980s, I went to work as a part-time page layout/graphic artist for the local newspaper. I then moved on to work at several different companies, which enhanced my knowledge of graphic design, including: Two sign shops, a “quick” printshop, three newspapers, a magazine, the marketing department of a local credit union and clients in my own graphic design business during off hours.

While working for different companies over the years, I learned to use several different software applications. I’ve been working with Quark XPress as a page layout program since 1988, and I am proficient in Photoshop, FreeHand, Illustrator and InDesign, although I still prefer Quark as a page layout program. I am also proficient with several Apple Apps for Mac, including Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Mail, Safari and the Mac OS X up to Snow Leopard. For Website design, I use Dreamweaver as well as other software that speeds up design and layout of html/xml pages. I am teaching myself to use PHP and Drupal to enhance my Website design capabilities.

Although I am experienced in using Windows software, my preferred platform is the Apple Macintosh computer. I’ve owned several Macs since 1991.

I occasionally consult with clients, friends and family about Mac computers, and software they need to learn for the Mac platform. I also teach a few people how to set up and use their Mac computers. I am an able trainer in all things Macintosh.

If there is anything I can design for you, please don’t hesitate to call, email or send a note by US mail.

Thank you!

Sierra Creek Graphics


Welcome to SCG

Artistic Photo Study

Jenn with her dog, Jasmine.

Quark Certified


  1. 1.Quark 7: Visual Quick Start Guide for Mac & PC

  2. 2.Designing with Type 5

  3. 3.Adobe InDesign: Classroom in a Book

  4. 4.Basics of Design: Layout & Typography for Beginners

  5. 5.Quark XPress Killer Tips

  6. 6.Adobe InDesign Killer Tips


contact Info

Jennifer Hollister

P.O. Box 84

Genoa, NV 89411


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