Jay Weaver Boersma (September 7, 1947-) is a fine art and documentary photographer , designer, and creative director , and was Senior Creative Director at Playboy.com from 1996 to 2011.
He was born in Chicago , graduated in the class of 1965 from Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois and attended the University of Chicago at Chicago (then the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle). He worked as a Quality Control Technician at the Johnson and Johnson Midwest Surgical Dressing Plant in Bedford Park, IL and later as a Studio Assistant at Shigeta-Wright Photography Studio in Chicago. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 from Columbia College in Chicago with a concentration in photography and additional work in ceramics and printmaking. He received a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976, after studying with such noted photographers as Harry Callahanand Aaron Siskind .
Between 1979 and 1996, he taught photography and art at Bradley University , the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at Governors State University .   He exhibited his work in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago ,  the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and several private collections. [ citation needed ] He is represented by Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, California .
After two decades of teaching, Boersma has become part of the Internet and the World Wide Web, which has become one of the world’s leading creative publishers for Playboy Magazine’s web presence, playboy.com. 
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