About

Studio jLd is a new endeavor. Jennifer took the plunge in 2021 obtaining a dedicated studio space for design and craftwork. With interest in a wide variety of creative forms, an array of projects are in play in the studio at any given moment. The multitude includes weaving, screen printing, ceramics, rug tufting, nature-based projects, projects addressing our harmed environment, and undoubtedly more.

You can find Jennifer in her studio at Workshop 4200 on most days. Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working as Picasso stated.

You can read more below about past experiences.


A Look Back…

1990s onward

Jennifer has operated out of Chicago for 20+ years with experience as a graphic designer and art director. She honed the bulk of her in-house professional experience in magazine and publishing working for nonprofits.

2013 onward

After leaving her downtown job, she began freelancing as jLinton design working on a variety of projects including business identities and collateral, billboards, business identities, convention identities, wayfinding, website design + social media graphics.


An environmental focus in personal and professional life also began in 2013 when Jennifer joined and became a founding board member of Go Green Northbrook. Knowledge of the need for societies to rebuild addressing our human-caused carbon emissions is omnipresent.

She attended a 2015 training with former Vice President Al Gore and world-renowned experts learning extensively about climate, communication, and leadership, joining the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She’s returned multiple times to mentor new leaders, was the founding chapter chair of the Chicago Metro chapter and continues to serve there in leadership.


Jennifer was featured in Graphic Design USA magazine in 2016 for responsible design. Check out the recognition here.