Hi, I’m Jen! Thanks for visiting.
I’m a shelter magazine veteran and design editor/consultant who has written and produced articles for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Departures, Architectural Digest, and House & Garden (where I was a senior features editor). In addition to being a freelancer, I am currently executive editor of Interior Design magazine’s special issues.
I’ve contributed to 20 books for publishers from Artisan and Abrams, most recently master restorer Christophe Pourny’s best-selling The Furniture Bible and the New York School of Interior Design’s soup-to-nuts how-to guide, Home, a hybrid coffee-table tome/textbook (a tricky combo to nail!) published by Clarkson Potter and clocking in at 452 pages. My experience encompasses ghostwriting, photo shoot coordination, and even styling. Although design is my area of expertise, I am often tapped to bring an outsider’s view and sense of clarity to subjects I’m less conversant in (see: Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School; Taxidermy Art; et al). I love rendering esoteric content coherent and easily digestible.
Clients ranging from design visionaries to large global firms and trade organizations seek me out for my ability to wrangle creative chaos to size and produce entertaining and effective solutions in any medium. I understand the nuances, intricacies, and politics involved in downloading complex content from creative collaborators’ minds—and then translating their intel into a 100,000-word manuscript, a succinct brand positioning statement, or elegant information architecture. I have led round tables, produced thought leadership pieces and white papers, and weighed in on media strategy as well.
Crucial in these times, I’m also remote-working savvy on two levels: WFH describes my default mode for nearly 15 years, and I’ve written about the links between workplace design and policies for Interior Design and the International Interior Design Association. Not to mention I was the editor of the latter’s Perspective design journal, produced with an entirely remote team.