bio

  • 2001-present

    professional experience

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR / ARTIST

    Jennifer Pelzek Studio

    ART DIRECTOR

    The New York Times, New York, NY

    SENIOR DESIGNER

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

    DESIGNER

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

    VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

    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

    Milwaukee Public Schools, Arts At Large, Milwaukee, WI

    SITE LEADER/PROJECT ASSISTANT

    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

    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

    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
    Guatemala + Mexico
    Greece + Italy
    Spain, Portugal, France, Italy
    South America: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina
    Thailand
    languages

    English
    Spanish