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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.

I love Sioux Falls, the broader Midwest, and helping others feel like they belong here, too.

Currently, I create clear marketing messages in my role as Copywriter at MJM.


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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