Jacqueline WayneGuite is a Communications Strategist at Byrum & Fisk. With her background in nonprofits, museums and the arts, she brings a creative approach to storytelling.
Prior to joining Byrum & Fisk, Jacqueline worked at a variety of museums and university special collections, as well as in press relations. She previously served as Exhibition Manager and Curator at the National Hellenic Museum, where she curated the first retrospective of the Abstract Expressionist artist George Kokines. She has also worked at the Fashion Study Collection at Columbia College Chicago, North Dakota State University, the American Textile History Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Jacqueline made a career pivot into communications and PR in 2020, committing herself to amplifying the stories of social justice nonprofits, art galleries, artists and museums with an emphasis on racial and gender inclusivity. She has placed stories in outlets such as Architectural Digest, Artforum, CNN, Hyperallergic, i-D, The New York Times, Surface, Wallpaper*, The Washington Post and Women’s Wear Daily. Jacqueline has a Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textile Design with a Minor in Museum Studies from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In her free time, Jacqueline loves spending time with her dog Bella, reading and attending ballet performances. She’s also recently returned to drawing, favoring oil pastels as her medium of choice. Jacqueline lives in Chicago with her spouse.