Designer • Artist • Educator
Jessica Rosemary Harjo, Weomepe, is an enrolled member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma. She is also Osage, Pawnee, and Sac & Fox. Jessica is originally from Fairfax, Oklahoma, part of the Osage Nation. She currently lives in Owasso, Oklahoma with her husband Russell and son Rexton. Jessica works as a designer and artist through her small business Weomepe Designs and she is also an Instructor of Fine Arts at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Jessica’s approach to art and design is unique and contemporary while being grounded with cultural symbolism. Her pieces display intersections of ribbonwork, applique, nature, and other harmonious and symmetric forms and atmospheric color palettes. As a researcher and educator, some of her notable design work includes reworking the approach to cultural symbolism within the Osage Orthography, producing a typeface for the Osage Nation; and more recently through her doctoral thesis work, Jessica explored the use of laser-cut orthography stencils as learning aids in the Osage immersion and language classroom.
Jessica is a doctoral candidate in design at the University of Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Oklahoma State University with a minor in Studio Art and her Master of Arts in Design from the University of Minnesota.
As the owner of Weomepe Designs, Jessica works to provides graphic design services and consulting. She also creates creative design products and jewelry.