Hi, I’m Jen. I’m a freelance set designer, interior decorator, and avid photo-taker. I’ve documented my projects since I was a kid, so a blog seemed like a good way to share some of my work. I live in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, which I love very much. For six years, I lived in a teeny-tiny bedroom about the size of a cargo van, and I suppose people found it interesting because I received quite a bit of press for it on and offline.
I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area and I gravitate towards foggy beaches, big trees, and old houses with excessively ornate moulding. I was harmlessly disobedient as a child, which resulted in my being grounded from the ages of 9 to 17. During those years of juvenile house arrest, I developed many hobbies that eventually turned into marketable skills that led me to pursue a career in art. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
I moved to NYC right after college and jumped right into an internship for a set designer. The internship turned into a full-time job that produced freelance opportunities aplenty—and the rest is history! I was the art director for Project Runway for 10 seasons and have worked on a bunch of other shows as well as some music videos, photo shoots, and commercials. If you’d like to see photos of my work, check out my portfolios of sets or interiors.