Jennifer BernsteinCo-Director, Design ConsortiumCo-Director, Visual Means

Image: Co-Director, Jennifer Bernstein. c/o Tamara Fleming


Jennifer Bernstein is Co-Director of Visual Means, and an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design in the Department of Arts Culture & Media, Rutgers University-Newark.

Jennifer has been a practicing designer and educator for over twenty years, and has taught extensively at all levels of undergraduate and graduate design education. In addition, Jennifer is Principal and Creative Director of Level Group in New York City.

As Co-Director of Visual Means, Jennifer (along with her Partners Ned Drew and Chantal Fischzang), lead the creative process of the VMStudio, collaborating with students and community partners on projects that use the collaborative engagement model to visualize academic or other research and create impact in the city of Newark.

Her work has been recognized by awards from Graphis, 50 Books | 50 Covers, Core 77, Print, GOOD Design, and UCDA. Jennifer was an invited speaker at the 2015 AIGA National Design Conference in New Orleans, and at the MODE / Motion Design Education Summit in 2017 at Ohio State University. Her work has been published in Graphis, the 6th edition of Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Uncredited, Type In Motion, Making And Breaking The Grid, I.D. Magazine, The New York Times, and Zed: The Virginia Commonwealth University Design Journal. Recently Jennifer wrote a chapter for the book The Theory & Practice of Motion Design (R. Brian Stone, Leah Wahlin editors), which will be published by Routledge in 2019).