Designer & Brand Manager
Hey, I'm Jen.
I am an experienced designer and communicator. I currently work as the Director of Marketing & Communications at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. I am also an adjunct instructor in the UF CJC’s online graduate program.
I am a passionate design advocate who loves to help build strong and adaptable brands. I am an educator, a facilitator, and an ambassador for using design as a way to solve problems, find innovative solutions, and build better systems.
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
BA, Mass Communication specializing in visual communications - graphic design
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MA, Mass Communication specializing in
web design and online communication
Service Orgs & Roles
AIGA | the professional association for design
founding president, Gainesville chapter - 2017-2020
President Emeritus, Gainesville chapter - 2020-present
Design for Democracy national committee - 2019-present
Chapter Advisory Council - 2020-2022 term
Incoming Presidents Council Chair - 2022-2023
Gainesville Tech Association Board Member - 2017
StartupGNV Advisory Council Member - 2019
Recent Presentations, Talks & Judging:
2019 AIGA Leadership Retreat // Atlanta, GA
Mainstage: IBM + AIGA Enterprise Design Thinking in Community
Breakout: UNITE, Collaborations with Local Government and Nonprofits for Community Impact
"Design is about Communication"
2020 Netflix + Adobe Creative Jam Off-Air Judge
"Don't Just Make it Look Pretty"
2018 Community of Communicators Summit, University of Florida
"Design as Problem Solving"