BFAAH | 2009 | SAIC
MFA | 2018 | SAIC

I am a friend and new radical living in Pilsen, Chicago. I like to make videos, often using media, technology, and software experimentally or in a way it was not intended to be used. I do not like to use the identifier “artist” because we are all artists in our own right and crowning myself as such would be hollow and ostentatious. There are identifiers I value more. Nor do I like to call the things I make “work” because I too think it sounds pretentious and that it is fundamentally disrespectful to people who must actually physically labor and give of their time to earn money. (And besides, I am unimpressed by Marxism.) I currently work as the Technology Coordinator for Loyola University’s School of Communication, managing the school’s Owl Lab. I aim to create a safe space for students to make mistakes and to become more in control of the media in their lives. You can read some of my thoughts and about some of my interests - mostly videos and music I am currently rotating - on my seldom updated blog. I do not use social media, on principle. It is one way that I am in control of the media in my own life.

You can write to me at jillianmusielak@gmail.com. I would love to correspond. Alternatively, you can send me an anonymous message through the form below. I promise it’s anonymous.

A caveat: I am much more friendly than this page would lead you to believe.