Tenley Schwartz

Tenley Schwartz inspires people to connect and flourish through the power of storytelling.

Born into a creative family, Tenley was drawn to the arts at a young age. At seven, she received her first sketchbook. This gift from her parents would help serve as an outline for her journey.

After visiting the University of Sioux Falls, the Minnesota native found herself to be a natural fit for the culture. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, with concentrations in graphic design, printmaking and painting, as well as an English minor.

Her work is rooted in curiosity, creativity, and community. These values carry through her professional expertise, including branding, strategic thinking, and building team dynamics. She currently volunteers as the president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)  in South Dakota where she fosters connections and advocates for design professionals across the state. Her passion for community and storytelling has made her feel right at home at MJM.

When she’s out of the office, Tenley dabbles in numerous creative projects – like sketching, knitting, quilting, and updating her personal newsletter, to name a few. If she’s not exercising her creative muscles, you can find her tackling rock walls or taking a hike.