Creative. Critical-Thinker. Collector.

Hello! My name is Jen Phelps. I'm currently working as a print designer at Tyndale House Publishers. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from Judson University, where I also established a true and lasting passion for my work. I enjoy strong work collaboration, a great cup of coffee and the seamless letter-form, to name a few. I design because it is everything and is everywhere. The ability to create something that functions, looks aesthetically beautiful, tells a story, and solves a problem from beginning to end are only some of the traits of the design process I find to be necessary and meaningful.
Over the years, I have learned that design is a lifestyle, not only a profession, within which I am prepared to be a lifetime student. I'm always looking to learn new things, see projects from various perspectives, and challenge myself in the areas I need to grow in. I enjoy solving design problems and working with a team to find the right solution, sometimes breaking the rules to do so. I find inspiration in unique places, passionate experiences, crafty food and drink, modern products, and brilliant people (specifically the designers that have gone before).
currently reading
 A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
what inspires me
dieter rams | charles & ray eames | ettore sotsass | steve jobs | herb lubalin | eero saarinen | edith heath | mies van der rohe | alexander girard | george nelson | lella & massimo vignelli | florence knoll | hans wegner | jens quistgaard
olivetti valentine | bodum | apple | herman miller | knoll | braun | west-german pottery | crate & barrel | ikea | arabia finland |  dansk | copco | raymor | vitra | bennington | pendleton | stendig | vw | iitalia | rosenthal netter | heath
coffee | macbook pro | wacom intuos | tombow pens | bowers & wilkins px | pilot pens | varidesk | ergoergo | eames time life chair | moleskine | scanner pro | creative cloud | typekit | iphone | heath mugs | magic mouse | pinterest
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