Two sisters, Natalie Nowytski and Olenka (Nowytski) Cooley—realizing their upbringing by multi-faceted artists and writers shouldn't go to waste—started Renaissance Jane in 2000 as an excuse to work together on fun design projects. Both women—one with a degree in advertising, one with a degree in design—had already established themselves as on-the-mark creatives through their individual work in design, copywriting, marketing, communications, and advertising. Since then, Renaissance Jane has developed into a successful and versatile creative agency whose work has been featured as close to home as Minnesota and as far away as Ukraine. In 2007, Olenka stepped away from the company to pursue her passion in writing, though she remains a valuable member of the extended Renaissance Jane family (see below). Natalie, as Owner and Principal of Renaissance Jane, leads the company to this day.

the extended renaissance jane family

Renaissance Jane is proud to partner with the following individuals and companies for special projects: