Jennifer Rittner

Lauren Tate Baeza

Jennifer is a writer, educator and communications strategist currently serving as Visiting Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design. She has also taught at FIT, California College of the Arts, and at the School Visual Arts, where she taught design writing as a tool for analyzing themes in design history, as well as thesis writing. She has been published in The New York TimesEye on DesignDMI: JournalCore77, and on Medium, and is also an avid, long-form letter writer. In 2020, Jennifer guest edited a special issue on policing for the Design Museum magazine. She has worked for a number of design and design-adjacent institutions including Pentagram, the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, and the AIGA. As a museum educator at the American Federation of Arts (AFA) in the 1990s, Jennifer wrote educational materials for school groups and led Art Access II, an initiative designed to increase museum attendance among under-served communities through education and community outreach. She earned her M.Ed. in Communication and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where her thesis, “Space, Time, and Objects,” proposed pedagogies of equity in the art history curriculum. She served as development editor of the forthcoming book, The Black Experience in Design, with Anne Berry (managing editor), Kelly Walters (creative director), Kareem Collie, Penina Laker, and Lesley-Ann Noel.