Graphic Design Faculty

Jennifer Bernstein

Jennifer holds a BA from Brown University, and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art. Jennifer came to Rutgers from The University of the Arts (PA), and Pratt Institute (NYC) where she was a faculty member for 12 years and 4 years, respectively. She has taught extensively at all levels of undergraduate and graduate design education. At UArts, she spearheaded the integration of motion and the exploration of narrative across media in the graphic design curriculum. At Pratt, she developed a technology-focused graduate studio, as well as teaching design theory and graduate seminar. Her firm, Level Design Group, specializes in design across multiple media platforms. Since 1998, Level has done work for such clients as Deutsche Bank, The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, P.S. 1/ MoMA, NYC Department of Education, NYFA, and MetLife.

Prior to founding the firm, Jennifer was Design Director at Wechsler & Partners and Balsmeyer & Everett Inc. where she designed print materials and title sequences for feature films, including: Fargo, Girl 6, The First Wives Club, The People Vs. Larry Flynt, and Waiting To Exhale. Her design has been featured at The Sundance Film Festival, New Directors, New Films at MoMA, The Lincoln Center Film Festival, on HBO and PBS. Her work has been published in the 6th edition of Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Type In Motion, Making And Breaking The Grid, I.D. Magazine, The New York Times, Zed: The Virginia Commonwealth University Design Journal, and has been recognized by the I.D. Magazine Design Award, Creativity International Media & Interactive Awards, the Create Awards, and has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

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