Jennifer Daniel asks designers to consider the role they play within the industry and the wider community.
About the speaker
Jennifer Daniel is a designer, editor, and illustrator. Pursuing a career in illustration she left Kansas and moved to New York where her work has since been published in a variety of publications including The New York Times, Wired, and New York Magazine. Recognized by many fancy awards including D&AD’s Gold Pencil (London), Art Directors Club Gold Cube (New York), and Society of Publication Design Gold Medal (New York) Jennifer also teaches Visual Narratives for SVA master’s program and occasionally speaks at design conferences. Jennifer moved to San Francisco last year but still has all her clocks set to New York time.
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The first step is getting over yourself, just try to be a good citizen, be a good helper, just do the basic things, and in that way, you’re in the service of a good message. — Jennifer Daniel
I really like the idea of designers changing the world, but I'd really just like to see them change San Francisco. — Jennifer Daniel
There is no change without consequence. — Jennifer Daniel
Design is neutral. When they say "design" what they really mean is "money." — Jennifer Daniel
We just can't assume that technology will fix all of the country's problems. — Jennifer Daniel