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A Little About Me: Jennifer Adler and Survival By Design

I am a creative problem solver who loves working with nonprofits and businesses who need projects done thoughtfully, on time and within budget. Clients describe me as quick, flexible, patient, pleasant, reliable, proactive, and a great member of the 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


  • 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. I have been a freelance graphic designer for a decade for 50+ clients and have taken many more RISD classes over the years including a comedy writing class that lead to my first publication.

  • 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. See PORTFOLIO.


  • In 2008, I was a pioneer of the honest, sassy, and diverse greeting card. 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 even the Cayman Islands.


  • I have been a licensed independent artist with Papyrus/Recycled Paper Greetings and RSVP/Sellers Publishing so my greeting card designs are mass-produced and have been sold at Whole Foods, Target, Rite-Aid, Key Foods, and many other stores nationwide and in Canada. It is a special thrill when I see one of my cards in a store!


  • When not working, I may be found volunteering for arts organizations, taking a dance class, 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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