About Magik Jems

Our mission is to create art that centers, empowers, and provides representation for Black women. Our focus is positivity, healing, upliftment, and representation through art. Art is healing. πŸ’›βœ¨

At the intersection of art & spirituality πŸ’›βœ¨

Heyyy! My name is Kourtney, and Magik Jems is my baby. It wasn't birthed overnight, though. It was honestly years in the making.

I've been designing since I was 16 years old. I was a self-taught graphic and web designer for a few years before I decided to go to school for design and turn my passion into my career. I have an MFA in Communication Design, and I worked in digital marketing for 8 years before I decided to step away from the agency world.

What sparked the change?

After being diagnosed with a chronic illness in December 2016, my entire world shifted. I knew I wanted more for my life. I knew I was supposed to do more, but I was honestly afraid to make a big change. I spent a lot of time trying to balance my healing journey with my career, but it never felt right. It just left me feeling tired and depleted.

The re-birth

In January 2020, I had an ancestral divination. During this reading, my ancestors said that my creative work is so important and that it’s healing to my ancestors and my foremothers. They told me that it was time to transition into a full-time entrepreneur.

They gave me the push and the confidence that I needed to start Magik Jems.

I really wanted a space to share my art with others, and I wanted to create a business that was my own. Where I could create the art that I want to create. Art is very healing for me, and it has been so helpful during my healing and spiritual journey. I really love creating, and I am so thankful that other people enjoy my art and can relate to the things I share.

After so many years in the agency world, creating designs and websites for clients, I needed to create art for myself again. I fell in love with art all over again. And through this process, I fell in love with myself again. I have learned so much about myself.

Soul restoration

I'm a lover of art, and I create art because of how passionate I am about it. I love to create beauty around me as much as I can. It is a blessing to be able to share that with others.

In the beautiful words of Alice Walker, β€œWhenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”

I hope that through my art I can help and inspire others, and help others feel seen and represented. Thank you for checking out Magik Jems. πŸ’›βœ¨