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Jennifer Rose is a design lead at, a nonprofit design and innovation organization that focuses ... more


How did you get started in design? It all started with the letterpress. I’m a farm girl from Indiana, and growing up, we were always making things on the farm, like maple syrup, furniture and farm equipment. I think best while moving and making things with my hands, so luckily, my university taught the fundamentals of design in the letterpress shop where we were surrounded by wood type, composing sticks, ink cans, metal and machines. It was very tactile. Had design school started by touching a keyboard and staring at a screen, I don’t think I would have stuck with it.

In college, I joined the in-house design team at a nearby corporation called Cook Medical, where I saved all of my paychecks until I could afford to make the ... more


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