Jessica Svendsen is a designer working in identity, editorial design, and illustration. She has previously worked as a designer at Pentagram in New York for partner Michael Bierut and at Apple on the global communications team.
She teaches design as adjunct faculty at Parsons The New School and the Pratt Institute. She has been a guest critic at the California College of the Arts and School of Visual Arts, and lectured at the AIGA and Type Directors Club. She received a MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art and a BA in English Literature from Yale University.


Experience
Apple
Designer

2O15–2O16
Pentagram
Designer
Team Michael Bierut
2O13–2O15

Teaching
Pratt Institute
Instructor
Typography III and IV

2O14–Current
Parsons The New School
Instructor
Core and Advanced Typography

2O14–Current
Yale University
Teaching Assistant
Visual Biography, Typography
2O11–2O12

Education
Yale School of Art
MFA Graphic Design

2O13
Yale University
BA English Literature
Distinction in the major
2OO9


Select Clients
Association of Yale Alumni
Brearley School
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Designer Fund
Kinfolk
Library of America
MIT Technology Review
The New York Times
NYU Abu Dhabi
Phaidon
Selldorf Architects
Sonos
Verso Books
Yale School of Architecture
Yale School of Management
Yale University Press

Speaking
Circles Conference
Grapevine, Texas
September 2O17
Smashing Conference
San Francisco, California
April 2O17
Type Directors Club
New York
March 2O17
Smashing Conference
Barcelona, Spain
October 2O16
AIGA San Francisco June 2O16
One Day Out
Odense, Denmark
April 2O16