About This Site

This site is temporary. I pulled the plug on the previous site after a decade of neglect, hoping to light an under-arse fire that would inspire a new design and architecture. In the interim — having grown weary of complex and fussy portfolio sites — I have opted for a big, minimalist approach, using lazy load javascript to deliver images on demand. To those for whom pictures are not worth a thousand words: check back "soon" for project descriptions. You can still visit Industry's old site at the Wayback Machine. If you are one of the site's javascript Mastermind groupies, you can find the game in its usual location.

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About Industry

Based in San Francisco, Industry is renowned for its highly visual user interface design, identity and branding, information architecture, front-end development, WordPress and CMS theming, environmental signage, exhibition interpretive materials, book design, and print collateral. Clients range from schools, universities, and museums to Fortune 500 companies, public sector businesses, and startups. Industry overlooks the bay in the sunny part of San Francisco. Contact Industry.

Industry's clients include: ArtRise Projects, Asian Art Museum, California State Automobile Association, Cal Performances, California College of the Arts, Charles Schwab, DoubleClick, eBay, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, For-Site Foundation, Fort Mason Center, Girl Scouts USA, Hewlett Packard, Levi Strauss, Lexar Media, Live Oak School, Marin Horizon School, Mercedes-Benz, Merrill Lynch, Museum of Craft & Folk Art, Oracle, Peralta Colleges, PG&E, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco State University, School of the Arts, SFMOMA, TD Waterhouse, Timken Museum of Art, Wells Fargo, and many more.

About Me

I am Jen Burke – CEO and janitor of the San Francisco design firm Industry. I often also answer to the titles of visual designer, information architect, user interface developer, theme builder, programmer, writer, editor, and accessibility compliance expert. My favorite title is team member. Over the years I have had the honor of working on large and ambitious projects where the sum is truly bigger than the parts. I am also entirely content realizing inner visions in blissful isolation. I enjoy working both wide — across all aspects of a project — and deep — bringing a lifetime of visual design education, training, and experience to the table. At heart, I am a problem solver. Whether designing, writing, or coding, I strive for brevity and clarity. My work has been characterized as elegant, precise, witty, and timeless.

Jennifer Burke has a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Design from the University of California, Berkeley, and over two decades of professional design experience. Prior to founding Industry, she was a visual/information designer on projects for the USDA, the World Bank, and — while living in Tokyo — Nikon, Yamaha, and NEC. In her spare time she is an award-winning amateur chef and recipe developer (Scharffen Berger 2010/2012/2013, Vegetarian Times, Old Farmer’s Almanac 2009/2017) and the author of Party Trap (Poltroon Press), a slim volume of palindromic poetry.


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