The intrepid hunter-gatherer metaphor used on the home page is a play on my name – Jager means “hunter,” and Tracy alternately means “harvester” or “bold warrior.”
I’m an artist with a BFA in Visual Art (Emily Carr University, 2005). While going to school and earning my degree, I worked in communications, including as a freelance writer and consultant, specializing in health sciences/research and health care. Writing was one of my first loves, and I have more than 12 years’ experience as a professional communicator. I’ve managed a number of large-scale projects, both print and web-based, from conception to completion. Clients included the Child & Family Research Institute (contracted for five years, including one-year as Interim Communications Director), Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Providence Health, and many other large health organizations.
I took a hiatus from the communications work for several years to focus on my art practice I’ve always maintained a passion for learning about the latest research, and for awhile utilized my skills by helping moderate online groups focused on specific health conditions. Recently I have rediscovered a strong desire to write and to help organizations communicate.
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In addition to my keen interest in health care and health research, I’m enthusiastic about working with groups that help and engage with community. I also have a special place in my heart for issues relating to the environment and animals.
As a visual artist, I sell my work – prints, originals, and commissioned pieces – online to buyers around the world. I work primarily with collage, drawing, and textiles/sewing. I’ve recently expanded into selling my art other ways, including through retail stores, and I have a small side business selling collectibles and vintage goods. You can see a selection of my work on my portfolio website at www.tracyjager.ca, where you can also find links to my online shops