bio

  • professional experience

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR / ARTIST
    2001-present

    Jennifer Pelzek Studio

    ART DIRECTOR
    2005-2009

    The New York Times, New York, NY

    SENIOR DESIGNER
    1997-2000

    Nike, Portland, OR
    Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, New York, NY

    DESIGNER
    1994-1996

    Fitch, Boston, MA
    Charles S. Anderson Design, Minneapolis, MN
    teaching experience

    VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    2000-2017

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visual Communication Design, Chicago, IL
    Pratt Institute, Communications Design, Brooklyn, NY
    Peck School of the Arts, Art + Design, Milwaukee, WI
    Illinois State University, School of Art + Design, Normal, IL
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graphic Design, Madison, WI

    INSTRUCTOR
    2009-2012

    Milwaukee Public Schools, Arts At Large, Milwaukee, WI

    SITE LEADER/PROJECT ASSISTANT
    2002-2004

    New York Public Schools, Publicolor, New York, NY
    education

    MASTER OF FINE ARTS

    Writing - School at The Art Institute at Chicago

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    Design - College of Design, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    selected exhibitions

    MILWAUKEE
    2007-2010

    Nohl Gallery, Sculpture work on exhibit, group show
    Nohl Gallery, Fiber work on exhibit, group show
    Union Gallery, Fiber/Sculpture work on exhibit, group show
    Brooks Barrow Gallery, Photography on exhibit, group show

    NEW YORK CITY
    2001-2003

    Marianne Boesky Gallery, Photography on exhibit, group show
    Niagara Gallery, Photography on exhibit
    Art Heals Auction Exhibition, Photography on exhibit for 911 auction
    awards

    PHOTOGRAPHY / WRITING / ART DIRECTION / DESIGN

    ICON9, Motion Commotion, Finalist, Short Film Screening, Austin, TX
    St. Lawrence Book Award, Fiction, Semi-Finalist
    Filter Photo, Abstract, Semi-Finalist
    Frederick R. Layton Award
    Prix de la Photographie Paris
    American Illustration 27
    American Illustration 26
    Print Design Annual
    The Mead Annual Report Show
    Communication Arts Design Annual
    Logo International
    publications

    PHOTOGRAPHY / ART DIRECTION / DESIGN

    The New York Times
    American Illustration
    Communication Arts
    How Magazine
    Print Magazine
    Martha Stewart Magazine
    Discover Magazine
    Penguin Books
    travels

    MAY-JUNE 2007

    Guatemala + Mexico

    JUNE-AUGUST 2006

    Greece + Italy

    JUNE-SEPTEMBER 2005

    Spain, Portugal, France, Italy

    SEPTEMBER 2004-FEBRUARY 2005

    South America: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina

    MARCH-APRIL 2004

    Thailand
    languages

    English
    Spanish