About

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My name is Jennifer Brook — some people call me Jennifer, others call me Jenn, and a few special people call me Brook. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and work as a design researcher at Dropbox.

I also create and facilitate weird workshops, gather and distill pigment, teach and practice design, and make my own sketchbooks.

Teaching + Speaking
I've taught at SVA's MFA of Interaction Design, Parsons The New School Design+Technology MFA and BFA, and have spoken and facilitated workshops at conferences and universities all over the world.

Past Work
Prior to relocating to the Bay Area, I was based in New York City and ran my own research and strategy consultancy. Many people know me from my design work at The New York Times as well as from leading an on-stage demo at an Apple press conference.

Past Lives
Prior to NYC, I lived in Asheville, North Carolina where I cultivated an artist practice, ran a creative arts program at a rural healing farm, and facilitated the self-advocacy of older youth in foster care. I also built and lived in a tree house.

On Traveling
I'm a semi-pro funicular rider, slow-travel obsessive, and occasional semi-nomad who has traveled, lived, and/or worked in over 40 countries including Italy, Botswana, Tunisia, El Salvador, and Colombia.

My favorite way to travel is by motorbike. I've made several long-distance trips including a three-month, 5000km jaunt across Vietnam and Laos and New York City to Asheville via a Vespa.

I want my next long-term journey to commence via a container ship at the port of Oakland — a place I ferry by on my way to work.

You + Me
Contact info is below, reach out if you'd like to connect.👇