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I'm Tenley, a designer, artist, writer, and placemaking practitioner who believes good places happen on purpose. I value curiosity, creativity, and community.

Currently, I create thoughtful event branding, delightful graphic design, and clear marketing messages in my role as Marketing Director at Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc.
I love Sioux Falls, the broader Midwest, and helping others feel like they belong here, too.


My personal creative practice includes writing, illustration, and community building. You can check out my illustrated newsletter for a taste!

I post my fair share of shiny finished projects, but my favorite thing is sharing the nitty-gritty creative process. 


I'm skilled in conceptualizing ideas from the first "why" to finished product, and communicating those goals to a team. Explaining the reasoning behind creative decisions is my jam. Everything's done on purpose. 


tenleyschwartz (at)

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