Jena has spent the past 19 years cultivating her passions in the Arts and is formally trained in the following: oil painting, watercolor painting, landscape painting, advanced & figure drawing, sculpture (wood & metal), ceramics, color design, conceptual design, a trove of art history knowledge (if you bring her to an art museum she will cry), and multiple years experience with Adobe Photoshop. Jena graduated with her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts 2D-Painting and Drawing in 2008 and with her Masters of Arts in Teaching (K-12 Fine Arts) in 2013.

From the surrounding Alaskan beauty from her first breath, Jena has journeyed the life of being a military brat. An adventure that took her through many states, an arid country, and deep into the heart of the South. Where she found love, family, and food that truly makes you want to slap your mama. In her spare time, Jena terrorizes her darling kids and husband, tackles home projects, writes, and creates new treats in the kitchen.

From the hallowed halls of the classroom to discovering her path to book and cover art design, Jena strives to inspire others and to bring the vision of her art into fruition with an artistic flair.

Selected Clients

Leanne Treese, Brandy Woods Snow, Leslie Rush, Cate Meighan, Milly Thiringer, Candace Robinson, Susan Reinhardt, Michelle Keener, Jaqueline Snow, C. D’Angelo; Robert L Hecksher.

Filles Vertes Publishing, Sugah Publishing, Moxie Publishing LLC

Featured Work

Canvas Rebel Magazine ~ Upcoming 2023 Interview/Spotlight Feature

June 2020 Kirk’s Review Magazine ~ feature designs As Much As I Ever Could by Brandy Woods Snow, Lyrics & Curses by Candace Robinson, Dreamwalkers by Leslie Rush, and Our Last Chance by Jaqueline Snow.

Book Hangout~ (Winner) April 2020 Book Cover Wars Design


C. D’ Angelo

“Jena is hands down the most talented artist for cover design. I am a first-time author who needed so much guidance, and cover design work requires more than just drawing a pretty picture. I didn’t know all of the knowledge she needed to be able to get the job done, but she went out of her way multiple times to help me through it. She not only knows how to lead people through the process, but is extremely responsive, reliable, cooperative, and understanding. I never felt afraid to ask for one more change to my cover or bookmark design because of her ability to make me feel like a friend from the start, though keeping it professional. I believe she was a gift of a person placed in my life and I will never forget her kindness and passion. I’ll be using her for future projects without a doubt.”

Brandy Woods Snow

“And can I just say, Jena that you rocked the cover design. I mean y’all… have you seen all the attention to detail.”

Leanne Treese

“Working with Jena R. Collins on my cover design was a dream. Jena read my book and paid close attention to my thoughts regarding design. She came up with not one but three incredible cover templates. They were all so phenomenal, I had to hold a Facebook poll to pick the finalist!”

Leslie Rush

“Jena Collin’s attention to detail and deep understanding of the Dreamwalker’s world resulted in a magical cover — in spite of my “paper-bag moments”.” 

Leslie Rush

“Jena Collin’s attention to detail and deep understanding of the Dreamwalker’s world resulted in a magical cover — in spite of my “paper-bag moments”.” 

Candace Robinson

“Jena, Holy Crap. I couldn’t have imagined a better cover and I want to sleep with it beside me always.”

Cate Meighan

“Jena’s creativity, sensitivity to what an author prefers, and then attention to detail is just phenomenal. Her work really tells the story and stands on its’ own. Just look at her work on There’s The Girl: Women in Music Rewind – and then take an even closer look to see all that you missed at first glance!”

Michelle Keener

“Jena is amazing. Her talent and professionalism are unmatched. She was prompt, responsive, and the care she took to understand the story and incorporate important elements was really impressive. I regularly get compliments on the cover she designed.”

Jacqueline Snowe

“Jena created the absolute perfect cover for Our Last Chance. The attention to detail in adding their names to the football? Ugh. Amazing. The way she brought my characters to life blew me away, I couldn’t have pictured a better cover if I tried.”

Editor Meg Dailey

“The bright, beautiful sign gives it the hometown feel we wanted for the stories inside! It’s perfect for the “Main Street” look we were going for.

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