Jessica Svendsen is a designer working in identity and editorial design. Based in New York, she previously worked as a designer at Pentagram for partner Michael Bierut and at Apple on the global communications team.




She also currently teaches design as adjunct faculty at the Pratt Institute and Parsons The New School. She has lectured at the AIGA, MICA, the Type Directors Club, and the Yale School of Art, and served as a guest critic at the California College of the Arts and the School of Visual Arts. 







Selldorf Architects    Art Direction: Michael Bierut, Pentagram





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






The New York Times Magazine, The Reckoning   Designed with Ben Barry




Pentagram Papers 44    Art Direction: Michael Bierut, Pentagram





Experience


Apple
Designer
2015—2016

Pentagram
Designer
Team Michael Bierut
2013—2015

Teaching


Parsons The New School
Instructor
Introductory and Advanced Typography
2014—Current

Pratt Institute
Instructor
Senior Thesis, Introductory and Advanced Typography
2014—Current

Yale University
Teaching Assistant
Visual Biography with Jessica Helfand
Typography I with Julian Bittiner
2011—2012
Education


Yale School of Art
MFA Graphic Design
2O13

Yale University
BA English Literature
2009
Distinction in the major
Select Clients


Association of Yale Alumni
Brearley School
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
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



Perspecta 47: Money    Designed with Stefan Thorsteinsson





Speaking


Yale School of Art
New Haven, Connecticut
February 2O18

MICA
Baltimore, Maryland
November 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 2016




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