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
Gainesville UX Meetup // March 2020
"Design is about Communication"
2020 Netflix + Adobe Creative Jam Off-Air Judge
GNVirtual Conference // May 2020
AIGA Miami's Designing for Empathy Workshop
2018 Gainesville BarCamp Featured Session
"Don't Just Make it Look Pretty"
2018 Community of Communicators Summit, University of Florida
"Design as Problem Solving"