I’m Jen. Once upon a time, I wanted to design airplanes. Turns out, that involved a program called MATLAB and was really not fun. So instead, I decided to practice making art at a school called UCSD. When I was done, they gave me a degree and I took the next logical step towards becoming a grownup… save some money and travel the world for a while. When the fun was (sadly) over, I moved back to San Diego (not so sad) and decided I should become a pilot, go back to Europe (among other places) and play some more.
That didn’t go exactly as planned. I learned to fly and worked in aviation for a while. Somewhere along the way, I fell in love with a pilot (oops), moved to Spain, began focusing more on my photography and started designing stuff again, just not airplanes.
These days, I live in Madrid. I still use words like dude, awesome and lame, but I also speak Spanish and know how to behave like a professional. I like to work. I was the overachiever who ruined the grading curve in your class, but I didn’t want anyone to know it for fear of social exile. And I did help my classmates with their homework… that’s got to count for something, right?
My favorite projects are content driven, clean and modern. I love the challenge of working through conceptual solutions to any design problem. I drift somewhere between photographer, graphic designer, web designer, and at times, developer, but really, I’d just like to beautify your world.
On the artsy side of things, I find it hard to resist the lure of menswear fabrics, animal prints or the color navy. If it sparkles, it’s game over for me. I gravitate towards masculine aesthetics, but am a girly-girl at heart. My favorite thing in the whole world is the way fresh snow looks sparkling in the moonlight.
I find that most problems can be solved by a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I find hilarity in the sarcastic and inappropriate, but I don’t show it unless you know me well. I am secretly shy and have to force myself to use certain forms of social media; I’ve been told that will change… no signs of progress yet. But anyway, let’s make stuff together!