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My Story

Equal parts product designer, front-end engineer, and illustrator, I combine an appreciation for the playful with the professional. I take pride in translating client needs into clean, purposeful designs.

Visual arts isn’t my job, it’s my passion—a passion born the moment I put crayon to paper as a child. While winning the coloring contest nearly every week in 1st grade didn’t necessarily make me the most popular kid in the class, it did plant the notion that work could be fun.

These days I spend my time doing what I love as the Product Designer & Front-End Engineer at eSpark. Myself, along with my pod of 2 full-stack engineers, help create the best teacher/admin experience for eSpark. Anywhere from the dashboard to the design system you can usually find me brainstorming up some new idea to help move the company forward. My insatiable desire to design has also spilled over into my evenings on numerous freelance projects. I enjoy getting the opportunity to work with clients from different industries and markets. It helps keep my design both versatile and up to date. Prior to joining the eSpark team I cut my teeth at the Art Institute of California – San Diego.

My passion for visual arts is infused into all areas of my life. When I’m not pushing pixels for pay, you’re likely to find me walking Pixel–my wiry-haired rescue dog. You’ll know it’s me by the Pantone book tattooed on my arm-turned-canvas. I also really enjoy trying new restaurants and I am not ashamed to admit that I have been known to select a dining spot based on its logo design.

Think I’m the right woman for the job? Feel free to contact me about your next project!

“I’ve worked with Jen for a year and a half on multiple projects. Her research into our target market brought several key insights that took our UX design process to another level. Love her process for developing sites to improve engagement. Highly recommended.”
– Christina Parisi | MedPB

“Jen is a pleasure to work with. She listened effectively to what I was seeking and executed fantastic design ideas for my consideration. I really appreciated being presented with options every step of the way, which gave me the opportunity to work collaboratively and generate new ideas that I had not considered. She is organized, easy to communicate with, and incredibly responsive with next iterations. I cannot recommend Jen highly enough!”
– Brandie Bowers | Scentco, Inc.

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