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A Little About Me: Jennifer Adler and Survival By Design

I am a creative problem solver who loves working with anyone who needs graphic design projects done thoughtfully, on time and within budget. My clients describe me as creative, quick, flexible, patient, great to work with, reliable, proactive, and an extension of their team.

Here are some bullets about me. If you get bored reading, watch this. It has nothing
to do with me but I find it hilarious...and you could probably use some fun in your day


  • My work is clean, modern, sophisticated, and sometimes fun, depending on the client's needs. I have no ego about my work so the process is always collaborative, easy going, and as stress free as work can be. In 2021, I earned an Honorable Mention for my COVID/Social Distancing floor decals commission by the Brickyard Collaborative from the International Design Awards. See PORTFOLIO.


  • I was a pioneer of the honest, sassy, and diverse greeting card. In 2009, I debuted as a "best of the new" at the National Stationery Show. Through relationship building, storytelling, and promotion, I successfully secured editorial placement for Survival By Design Cards in national trade magazines, local newspapers and monthlies, as well as in online media. My cards have been distributed to stores and boutiques throughout the US and England and the Cayman Islands.


  • I have collectively sold $750,000 worth of greeting cards as an independent licensed artist for RSVP/Sellers Publishing (2012–present) and Recycled Paper Greetings (2009–2018). My licensed greeting cards have been sold in Target, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, FedEx, and Key Food stores, and other retail locations throughout US and Canada.

  • I earned a BA in Philosophy from Brandeis University in 1996. My career path lead me towards the marriage of strategy (thinking) and design (doing). I have had the pleasure of working for several nonprofits as Director of Communications where I was in charge of branding, internal and external communications, management of myriad projects, building relationships with staff, collaborators, and vendors, and getting loads of things done, usually with a restricted budget. See CREATIVE SERVICES.

  • In 2008, I earned a professional certificate in Advertising & Print Design from Rhode Island School of Design's Continuing Education program. A RSID comedy writing class lead to my first publication.

  • When not working, I may be found taking a dance class, volunteering for arts organizations, or on a road trip with my husband, Seth, and daughter, Maya.

  • Visit my BLOG for more of my publishable exploits.

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