About Industry

Based in San Francisco, Industry (a.k.a. Jen Burke) is renowned for brand-wide focus on visual design, identity, information architecture, interface design, front-end development, CMS theming, environmental signage, exhibition 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, Climate One at The Commonwealth Club, DoubleClick, eBay, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, For-Site, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, Girl Scouts USA, Hewlett Packard, Levi Strauss, Lexar Media, Live Oak School, Marin Horizon School, Mercedes-Benz, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, Peralta Colleges, PG&E, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco State University, Ruth Asawa 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, brand specialist, information architect, site 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 wealth of visual design education, expertise, and talent to the table. At heart, I am a problem solver and a dot connector striving for clarity in communication. My work has been characterized as elegant, precise, witty, and timeless.

Jen 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 deep professional design experience in all aspects of the field. Prior to founding Industry, she was a visual information designer on projects for the USDA, the World Bank, and — while living in Tokyo — top multinational companies. In her spare time she is an award-winning amateur recipe developer (Scharffen Berger, Old Farmer’s Almanac, Vegetarian Times), a Quora Top Writer on matters grammatical, a data science student in BerkeleyX Data8, and the author of Party Trap, a slim volume of palindromic poetry described by Martin Gardner as containing "the best poems I have yet seen in this curious genre."

About This Site

This site was intended to be temporary: I had pulled the plug on the previous site after a decade of neglect, hoping to light an under-arse fire that would inspire a whole new design and architecture. In the interim — having grown weary of fussy portfolio templates and gratuitous hero headers — I would opt for a big, minimalist approach, using lazy load javascript to deliver images at drive-by speed. With accolades for its less-is-more design, the simple site remains.

PS: If you are among the site's many Jennifer's Javascript MasterMind groupies, you can still find the game in its usual location.


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