Jenny Lanier



Savannah College of Art and Design


Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Fine Arts

Graphic Design


Southern Methodist University


Dallas, Texas

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Creative Advertising

Minor in Business Administration



Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Dreamweaver

Sublime Text



Sketch 3


Working knowledge of Javascript



Austin, Texas

UX Designer/Software Designer

July 2017-Present


Atlanta, Georgia

Teaching Assistant

March 2017—June 2017

Interned with Professor Holly Quarzo in "Web Design and Development.” Responsibilities included teaching several sessions and providing extra help to students.

Luba Lukova Workshop

Atlanta, Georgia


April 2017

Was one of fifteen design students selected to participate in a workshop to design a poster about the student debt crisis in America. During the workshop, I met with Lukova for individual critiques.


Atlanta, Georgia

Summer Instructor

July 2017

Taught students how to design and identify successful graphic communication for packaging structure.

Stefan Sagmeister Workshop

Atlanta, Georgia


April 2016

Under the tutelage of Sagmeister, designed a brand identity for a fictional bank. Workshop included one-on-one meetings with Sagmeister.

IBM Maelstrom

Austin, Texas

Software Design Intern

January 2016-March 2016

Designer on three projects: (i) improved IBM's internal onboarding experience for new hires, (ii) marketed the Maelstrom internship program to prospective candidates, and (iii) helped IBM designers proficiently implement the IBM Design Language into their workflows.


Dallas, Texas

Art Director

August 2011-May 2014

Clients included McDonald's, Coca-Cola, DFW Airport, Oasis Paper Company, Pure Fishing, Visionworks, Mattress Giant, and Stage Stores.

Tribal DDB

Dallas, Texas

Art Director Intern

August 2010 - December 2010

Formatted ads for web placement. Designed e-mailers and digital ads for clients including Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Clorox, Halo, Buffets, Inc., Diet Mountain Dew, and Amp Energy Drink.

Awards & Honors

SCAD Secession Finalist

Spring 2017

GDUSA Students to Watch

Spring 2017

Communication Arts Advertising Annual

Winter 2016

Gold Obie

Spring 2016

AAF District 10 Gold Addy

Spring 2016

Graphis Merit

Fall 2015

SCAD Academic Scholarship

Fall 2014-June 2017

SCAD Achievement Scholarship

Fall 2014-June 2017

AAF District 10 Silver Addy

Fall 2013

Moroch Employee of the Month

Fall 2013

Moroch WOW Award

Spring 2013

Spontaneous Recognition for Performance

Moroch Employee of the Month

Summer 2012

One Show Student Exhibition NYC

Spring 2011, Spring 2010

AAF District 10 Silver Addy (Student)

Spring 2011

AAF District 10 Gold Addy (Student)

Spring 2011

Method Creative Best Portfolio

Fall 2010

Art Director's Club of Houston Medalist

Fall 2010

AAF District 10 Silver Addy (Student)

Spring 2010

Golden Key Honor Society

Fall 2009-Spring 2011


Spring 2009-Present

National Scholars Honor Society

Spring 2008-Spring 2011

SMU Honors Program

Spring 2008-Spring 2011

SMU Distinguished Scholar

Fall 2007-Spring 2011

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Fall 2007-Spring 2011

SMU Honor Roll

Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009

Perkins Hilltop Scholar

Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Thanks for stopping by.

My name is Jenny, but you can call me Jenny.

By day I'm a UX Designer at IBM in Austin, Texas. By night I'm still a UX Designer, but I'm probably doing other stuff, too. Like hiking, playing with my enchanting dog, learning photography, or experimenting with DIY projects.

While I'm fascinated by all things design, I'm drawn to UX because the [polygamous] marriage between form, function, and human behavior is a fascinating one.

My background in advertising fostered a love of storytelling in many formats, whether it was through a tv commercial or an engaging website.

My other interests include great white sharks, spending time with my family, baking birthday treats for my team, trying new things, traveling, word play, and rainbow sprinkles.