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Artist and Website Designer

Phone: (540) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.com
Local Address: Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
UniqueOrn Enterprises
3307 Bourbon Street
Fredericksburg , Virginia 22408
United States

Company Description: Since 1997 UniqueOrn Enterprises has strived to offer the best complete, affordable package of website development and hosting, graphic design, and photographic...   more

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Photo usage requests: If you would like to use a photograph or other image that is the property of Jackie Helvey - UniqueOrn Enterprises, please go to CONTACT US and make your request through our online form.
RTPnet Annual Report: January - December 2005, 14 July 2009 [cached]
Jackie Helvey, Artist/Website Designer, UniqueOrn Enterprises, Carrboro
RTPnet awarded Volunteer of the Year awards to Dan Brussee and Jackie Helvey at the RTPnet conference for their excellent work in developing Tech LinkUp.
Jackie Helvey Tech LinkUp Artist/Website Designer
Presented Volunteer of the Year Awards to Jackie Helvey and Dan Brussee for their work on Tech LinkUp.
Steering Committee, 1 July 2009 [cached]
Jackie Helvey
UniqueOrn Enterprises
Jackie Helvey
Jackie Helvey moved to Chapel Hill in 1979. In 1996 she taught herself graphic design and website development and started her business, UniqueOrn Enterprises. In 1997 she started the website, documenting the history of Carrboro in photos and stories. She is a founder and current member of the Carrboro Music Festival & Carrboro Film Festival. In 2007 she was named volunteer of the year by the town of Carrboro and one of the "Women Who Shine" by the N&O. In 2008 she was co-chair of the Community Art Project. Helvey has been on the Carrboro Arts Committee since 1998.
Jackie Helvey, pencil in ..., 18 May 2014 [cached]
Jackie Helvey, pencil in hand atop the Animal Story Books box, crayons at ready is owned and operated by Jackie Helvey, an artist who moved to the Carrboro/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina from Indiana on Thanksgiving Day of 1979. She recognizes the significance of arriving on this date, and remains forever thankful.
After producing car parts at an automotive parts factory beginning when she was a senior in high school in Logansport, IN, Helvey moved south in 1979, in search of a better life. A stint walking the picket line when they went on strike resulted in threats of prosecution, so there was no tearful goodbye when she walked out the door of Switches. It was a layoff that, gratefully, never ended, a stroke of luck that eventually landed Helvey in Carrboro.
Her part-time job as a bartender in Indiana served her well when she moved to NC, where they had only recently gotten "liquor by the drink," and knowledgeable barkeeps were in high demand. Helvey was hired by UNC as the one and only state-employed bartender in North Carolina, a position she held until 1993. This not only gave her a decent living wage and her family health insurance, it also gave her a unique perspective on her community. While managing the bar at the Carolina Inn, she received a higher education that money couldn't buy. She also gave birth to her two daughters during these years. While Jackie wasn't born here, she did grow up here.
Am and Reese in 1991 Helvey purchased her house in Carrboro in March of 1985, moving back from Chatham County after having resided in a less than desirable apartment complex there years prior. She came back anyway. She was meant to be here.
Jackie has a weekly radio show focusing on the arts in and around Carrboro called The Wacqueline Stern Show that airs live (with live streaming at the time of broadcast) on Friday nights at 6 pm. Her show is on WCOM, 103.5 FM, Chapel Hill and Carrboro's all volunteer run community radio station. Helvey also does occasional commentaries for 1360 WCHL in Chapel Hill.
Helvey began videotaping some of her WCOM shows in 2009. The radio show video clips, including live premiere music perfomances, are available on the Wac Stern Show Channel on Vimeo. These interview videos became The Wacqueline Stern TV Show, a television show produced by Jackie and broadcast on the Peoples Channel in Chapel Hill and Carrboro on Tuesdays at 11am, and in Durham on Wednesdays at 4pm. She tries to pretend like she knows what she's doing and sometimes, she actually does.
As a web designer since 1996, Jackie received Golden Web Awards, given by the International Association of Web Masters and Designers for excellence in website design and content, as well as having won two out of three statewide awards from the NC Center for Voter Education for political candidates' websites. She has designed websites for countless artists, galleries, businesses, farmers, etc., and designed and maintained the 2ndFriday Artwalk and the Carrboro Farmers' Market websites for more than a decade.
A strong supporter of the arts, Jackie was on the Town of Carrboro Arts Committee Advisory Board from 1998 until 2011. She is a founder of the Carrboro Music Festival and has remained a member of that committee since 1997. She founded the Carrboro Film Festival in 2006 and continues to serve on that committee. Since the late 1990's Helvey has served, and continues to serve, on numerous committees and boards in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. She has been named a "Hometown Hero" three times, receiving Village Pride Awards, the most recent in November, 2013. Jackie is always striving to make her community a better place while working to keep the arts in the forefront.
On April 5th, 2011, the Town of Carrboro presented Helvey with a sculpture in honor of her years on the Carrboro Arts Committee, and passed a resolution, read at the Carrboro Day Centennial Celebration, declaring the first week of May, "Jackie Helvey Week," an honor that was a first in Carrboro. On May 18, 2011 she was given Roses by the Chapel Hill News.
Carrboro Film Festival 2009 On November 22, 2009, Helvey made her acting debut as the director in the Carrboro Film Festival Intro. As co-chair of the Carrboro Film Festival in 2012, Jackie once again played a director in the festival opener. In November 2010, Jackie played in the Carrboro Film Festival 2010 Opener by fellow CFF founder and co-chair, Nic Beery.
On January 5, 2010, Helvey was the guest on Claudio's Speakeasy and Radio Theater on WCOM 103.5.
Jackie was the guest on DSI Witness News on 1360 WCHL on Dec. 29, 2009, spoofing the Carrboro Poet Laureate search. Yes, she thinks she's a comedian too. Her insane stage fright is the only thing holding her back.
Airing on August 3, 2009, Hilary Russo interviewed Jackie and Jim McQuaid on Second Cinema, discussing the Carrboro Film Festival.
Helvey was a guest on Live With Lisa, in December 2008, a show interviewing WCOM radio show hosts broadcast on the Peoples Channel in Chapel Hill.
Our State Magazine February, 2008 issue
Helvey occasionally wrote for the Carrboro Citizen, such as this column published in December, 2011, on the importance of supporting community radio. She also contributed to the Carrboro Citizen's Carrboro Centennial Commemorative 100th. birthday issue.
In April 2008, Jackie was named a "Hometown Hero" by WCHL Radio Station in Chapel Hill, and given a Village Pride Award.
In February 2008, Helvey was featured in Our State Magazine in an article about Carrboro.
In March 2007, Helvey was selected Volunteer of the Year by the Town of Carrboro, and recognized in Women Who Shine in the Raleigh News and Observer.
Also in 2007, she published the children's book that she wrote for her daughters 15 years earlier, Wiggley Waggley Woo.
UniqueOrn Enterprises - website development, graphic design and photography, 2 April 2012 [cached]
Jackie has recently given workshops on Facebook and how to manage social media sites.
Photo usage requests: If you would like to use a photograph or other image that is the property of Jackie Helvey - UniqueOrn Enterprises, please go to CONTACT US and make your request through our online form.
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