Luckythirteen Design is a one-gal graphic design studio located just outside the beautiful community of Dubuque, Iowa. I started Luckythirteen Design because I wanted to work hard to create eye-catching design that makes my clients’ brands stand out, contributes to the vibrancy of our community and for us to have a good time creating it.

Over the past 13 years, I have worked professionally in small creative shops and mid-size ad/marketing agencies across the state, in both design and management roles. I have created work for large corporations, small family-owned businesses and everything in-between. With this experience, I have the insight, project management and professional experience to bring value to your business’ marketing efforts.

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THE LTD Process

I believe in a world where my clients and I can work together one-on-one so nothing’s lost in translation — we work as a team. I will learn more about your business, your overall project goals and details. I will collaborate with you, consider your initial ideas and offer some of my own too. After our initial discussion, I’m happy to provide a project proposal — including an estimate and timeline.


I’m a small-town girl that grew up on a dairy farm. Just like my nurtured eager work ethic, my love for art and design has always been a part of me — and the kid-like excitement I feel when starting a new project keeps me motivated every day.

One of the best things about starting my own design business has been my clients. I’ve been blessed to have worked with some great people, and seeing their business’ brand grow over time has been personally rewarding for me. My clients can rely on me to create quality work, meet deadlines, share outside-experience and connect with me easily — a level of trust has been developed along the way. I can be as involved in their design/marketing process as they’d like me to be. And we have a little fun along the way too!



Jill makes the design process easy. She goes above and beyond with presentation, creativity, and service. She's quick to listen and incorporate feedback, yet always ready with new ideas and options to get to the best end goal. I am always impressed by her turnaround time and precision. It's not everyday that you find a person with amazing talent, great project management, and a service personality, but Jill is just that!
From Day 1, Jill has been nothing but amazing. She is professional, timely and her work is phenomenal. Although our line of work (photography) also requires creativity and an artistic eye, Jill has presented designs to us that we simply could and would not have come up with ourselves. Simply stated: it has been an absolute pleasure working with Jill and we can't wait for what the future holds, both for her as well as for us as we continue working with her. If you need a designer, Jill is definitely your gal. Thank you!
Carissa Wemmie, Co-OwnerCTW Photography
With her care and professionalism, Jill created a logo, brand and website that perfectly reflects the mission of Heritage Works. Thanks to Jill, our young organization has a look and feel that will help us to further our mission and grow our organization. Any concerns were always immediately addressed, and our expectations were always exceeded.
Rachel WIlberding, Marketing and Operations ManagerHeritage Works Dubuque
Jill is an instinctive designer who works what you think you want into what you know you need. Her consistency and uncomplicated joyous nature make Jill one of my favorite people to work with. She gets it right every time.
Sarah Till, Business OperationsM&M Sales Inc.
Jill has done a fantastic job re-imaging our brand and helping us carry it into our packaging design. She is extremely talented and has a great understanding of what her customer's needs are. We thoroughly enjoy working with her!
Ryan Fens, National Sales ManagerM&M Sales Inc.
I have used Jill's freelance design services on a number of occasions. Each time I was impressed by Jill's impeccable attention to detail, which resulted in very few edits needed. Jill's creativity and designs are very modern, fresh, and clean. When a high profile piece of collateral is needed, I call on Jill's expertise. She is a top-notch professional designer who is extremely organized and thorough.
Mary Klein, Product Communications ManagerMcGraw-Hill Education
What a thrill to work on a project where the design professional is as engaged as we are. Jill did terrific work – from the original creative design to listening to our needs and hitting deadlines. The end result is better than I could have hoped for.
Maureen Collins-WilliamsEntrepreneurial Communities Project
We were so happy with Luckythirteen Design! Jill listened to our vision, provided us with many creative logo choices and designed an exciting new look for our agency! She is professional and truly cared about how we would be represented in the community. I was thrilled with the color palette she developed for us and when we revealed our new logo, the response was overwhelmingly positive. It helped provide us with a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm with our rebranding and marketing initiatives.
Stacy Martin, Executive DirectorProject Concern
Jill Paisley has this amazing ability to translate thoughts and ideas into an original, and memorable design, that not only portrays my business and its image, but is also unlike anything else I had ever seen.
Tara Dudley, OwnerPlant Life Designs
I encountered Jill when I needed to have a logo created to "brand" my new business. She was very eager to listen and respond to the needs of a newly created identity that reflected the right professional image that would coincide with my fresh, contemporary, yet professional reputation in the market area. Jill was easy to work with, honest and forthright, which displayed much to her professional level of integrity. Those who will encounter Jill in the future are fortunate to be a part of her superior personality and immense creativity. My business will live on through her original branding design! Thank you Jill!
Lisa K. Smith, PresidentCareer Connections
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