Jessica Svendsen

I am designer at Pentagram in New York, under the direction of Michael Bierut.

I received a MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art in 2013 and a BA in English Literature from Yale University in 2009.

Please email regarding freelance or work inquiries.


Yale School of Art
MFA Graphic Design, 2013

Yale University
BA English Literature, 2009
Distinction in the major


Yale University
Visual Biography with
Jessica Helfand
Teaching Assistant, Fall 2011

Typography I with Julian Bittiner
Teaching Assistant, Fall 2012


William Pickens Prize in African American Studies, 2009
Steere Prize in Women’s, Gender,
and Sexuality Studies, 2009
Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prize, 2009
Amy Rossborough Fellowship, 2008
Leitner Project Award,
London, 2008
Leitner Project Award, Paris, 2007

Designer, Team Michael Bierut
May 2013—present

Yale Center for British Art
Graduate Student Designer
July 2010—May 2013
Patrick McCaughey Fellow in Design, Summer 2009

Yale University Art Gallery
Graduate Student Designer
September 2011–August 2013

Design Intern
Team Michael Bierut
May–August 2012
May–August 2011

Office of the University Printer
Yale University
Graduate Student Designer
September 2010–May 2011

Jack Design
Freelance designer
February–December 2010

It’s Nice That
Design Work Life
Wallpaper Magazine
Communication Arts
But Does It Float
Grain Edit
Form Fifty Five
Fonts in Use


Apicella + Bunton Architects
Association of Yale Alumni
MIT Senseable City Lab
New York Times
Schott Music
Verso Books
Winterline Foundation
Yale College Dean’s Office
Yale French Department
Yale Law School
Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities
Yale Sustainable Food Project
Yale Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies