Words from clients and colleagues
In the 20+ year history of Birdcage Press, Jen is the most valuable employee I have ever hired. As Art Director, she has not only designed an exceptional line of products, redesigned our website, and kept our company brand fresh, she is also the best people-person I have ever worked with. She excels at managing staff, maintaining smooth working relationships with independent contractors, and taking the lead in working with our most important clients. It is rare to find someone who is both extremely artistic and a gifted manager. From her first weeks at Birdcage Press, Jen gracefully instituted systems that brought a new level of effectiveness and organization to the art department. As a manager, she gives her staff opportunities to grow professionally, supporting their strengths and encouraging them to take on new challenges. Jen not only has exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, tracking myriad details of multiple on-going projects and meeting all deadlines, she also thinks strategically. She has become a partner in steering the direction of our company, recognizing new trends, and identifying business opportunities. She will be a huge asset to any organization.
Director of Web Development
Jen is a highly creative, artistic and professional designer with the ability to work across all types of media and with all levels of company management. Her work is outstanding, and she conducts business in the utmost professional manner. In the past year we have worked together at Globalfluency, I have been very pleased with her skills and abilities, as well as the products she has produced.
Jen was hired at Globalfluency as a Mid-Level Graphic Designer and in less than a year was promoted to Senior Graphic Designer. This was due to her strong leadership, attention to detail, organization and design skills. When a project or task is assigned to her, she immediately takes charge. Shes plays a central role in creating designs, graphics and digital content to support the launch of new products, campaigns and reports.
Jen designed our company logo, tag line and color scheme for our products. Initially considering doing it ourselves, hiring Jen was the best decision! She walked us through the process to figure out the best options, taking our likes and dislikes into consideration at every stage. Definitely worth using a professional, and Jen is the perfect choice!
Owner / Producer
Thomas Hughes Films
We’ve worked with Jen and the Amazae team at many events at some of the finest venues in the San Francisco bay area. She’s always professional, well-prepared, gracious and focused. Our relationship with her is on the day of the event. We count on her to keep us apprised of any events taking place so we’re prepared for them. She’s always a joy to work with and a pro with the most wonderful attitude.
Jen is an extremely talented designer with a creative eye and a willingness to always go the extra mile. I’ve trusted Jen on numerous occasions to create logos, business packages and literature for my clients. She is a pleasure to work with, approaches tough deadlines with ease and isn’t satisfied until the client is satisfied. She’s professional and easy to work with. I would recommend Jen to anyone interested in creative, inventive design work!
Jen has provided us with creative designs on a tight budget and with a quick turn around time. We appreciate Jen’s willingness to jump right in and work with us to deliver great designs for our clients.
SG Capital Partners
Jen was a student in our program when I was Chair of the Department of Communication Design. I remember her as one of the most enthusiastic, genial, and cheerful students in the department. She distinguished herself by her diligent attention to the details of her work and by her teamwork. She also distinguished herself, and our program, by being chosen for a prestigious internship with Walt Disney. I recommend her highly.
Design + Code
Jen is a very enthusiastic, thoughtful designer and works very well in teams.
Senior Graphic Designer
The last four years of working with Jen have been fantastic. She was a perfect fit from the beginning, and was able to get us organized, and well managed. She is amazingly creative, kind, and funny. She is a rare blend of talented art director, designer, and project manager.
Jen always has a game plan for every project, and clearly communicates what needs to get done. She creates new and easy to follow systems to keep everyone involved organized. She likes to problem solve, and her face lights up at the mention of organization. She is able to plan out a timeline that works for all involved so everyone can be on schedule. As a designer it was a pleasure to have her keep projects on track so that I was able to focus on my design work.
I admire the way Jen so effortlessly communicates with people of all backgrounds. She connects with people so well, whether on the phone, through email or face to face. She truly loves to connect with people.
In addition to her many other skills, she is an amazing designer. She is able to move effortlessly from management, to design work. She is able to work with clients to achieve their vision, all while making it easy and clear what she needs from them. She is always knowledgeable of current trends, but keeps her design work timeless. I admire her art directing skills, as she is able to give constructive criticism, and spark new ideas for me to pursue. It was great to have brainstorming sessions, and I would always feel motivated after our meetings.
Jen is a rare and amazing asset, and she puts a smile on everyone’s faces wherever she goes. I will miss her greatly!
I can’t say enough about how wonderful Jen is to work with. She is an extremely detailed-oriented designer, always willing to help with new ideas and solutions. As a member of the marketing operations team for CMO Council, I have worked with Jen on several projects. Each and every time, she has shown immense organization and adheres to timelines, all the while creating impressive work. Even though we are in different departments, communicating with Jen is always a flawless and seamless process. She makes for a great asset and any organization would be lucky to have her.
MARC SCHWEITZER PH.D
Versa Product Engineering Manager
Carl Zeiss X-Ray Microscopy Inc.
Jen created our logo and company brand. She took our initial concepts and presented a series of excellent alternatives. We eventually chose a truly unique design that she created based on our requirements. We continue to use her for our other graphic design needs. She is reasonably priced, responsive to our requests and a joy to work with.
Director / Cinematographer / Photographer
Jen is a highly effective event organizer. She is both very professional and personable. A pleasure to work with as a fellow vendor. Having worked with her on several large events, I can vouch for her work in our industry and always love working with her.
Cara Couture invitations
I met Jen last year and I am so glad I did. Jen has worked as a contract designer with me for the past year and I have nothing but good things to say. She is exceptionally creative and talented. Jen has high integrity and produces great results that are always delivered on time. On top of that, she is trustworthy and personable. I highly recommend Jen and whoever hires her would be lucky to have her. Jen is the best there is!
Owner and Product Designer
The Shepard Studios
Jen is a talented Art Director who designs top-selling products for companies with very strict requirements and high standards. She is a natural at directing projects, contributing exactly what is needed to bring the concept to the next level. Her combination of talent, creativity, with a keen eye for detail is unparalleled.
The Shepard Studios has been working with Birdcage Press for over a decade and we’ve been working with Jen now for over 4 years. Throughout our time working directly with Jen, day in, day out, she’s demonstrated skills that would make her an excellent employee. Jen is not only a top-notch director and designer but has excellent verbal & written communication skills, is extremely organized and detailed, can work independently, and is able to multi-task. She is very bright, highly motivated and has excellent follow-through. She is easy to work with, very positive, friendly and approachable. She has great integrity, is respectful and honest. Jen has an excellent rapport with everyone in our office, her co-workers, and their clients.
Jen would be a great asset to any company and I wholeheartedly recommend her for your next project.
Sr. Marketing Programs & Marketing Campaigns Manager
Menlo Security Inc.
Jen and I have worked together for about a year. She helps to manage the creative department, and I work on the marketing operations team. We have worked together on several programs and I have nothing but great things to say. Jen is someone who is highly driven and is always aiming even higher! She is exceptionally creative and talented. I trust her point of view and I always know she will produce great results that are always delivered on time. A perfect example of her dedication and strong work ethic is with the CMO Council’s recent CMO Summit. With such little time before the event, Jen always made sure all of the creative deliverables were executed and completed on time. The 80-page, personalized Summit program that she helped drive was one of the biggest hits amongst the senior level marketers. I highly recommend Jen and whoever hires her would be lucky to have her.
Director of Booking
PPG Paints Arena / ASM Global
Jen and I initially cultivated our relationship on a professional level, executing a photo shoot at the California Theatre, produced by Amazae Special Events. Jen is dedicated, passionate and organized. She takes the extra step necessary to ensure that no detail is missed. Jen has an attention to detail and exudes patience and understanding, while keeping her clients at ease. My husband and I further worked with Jen as one of the ASE Event Associates staffed for our wedding day. She went above and beyond to make our reception a stress-free evening, and accommodated to our every need. Jen persists in making each and every event she touches truly successful by treating it like her own.It has been a true pleasure working with Jen on both professional and personal levels.
JEFFREY M. SCHAFF
Kershaw, Cook & Talley
Jen helped with a logo for my solo practice when I was just getting started. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend or any idea of what went into logo/brand design. Jen quickly provided me with a great logo and a fantastic price. She was insightful and diligent. If I ever have a graphic design need again, there’s not doubt I would call Jen first.