Jen Murse | Art Direction & Design

About

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Jen Murse is a multidisciplinary designer, art director, and small business owner based in San Francisco. Often fueled by specialty coffee and donuts, she has over ten years of agency, in-house, and freelance experience creating work across multiple mediums.


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Well, hello there. Allow me to switch to the first person. My name is Jennifer, but most people just call me Jen. Even when I introduce myself as Jennifer, people automatically shorten it. It’s ok. I’ve gotten used to it. I was born and raised in the lovely city of San Francisco and moved back in 2013 after having lived in Los Angeles for over 13 years. 

I've been working as a designer for over ten years now. Navigating the giant world that encompasses design, I've worked for companies large and small on a myriad of projects from brand identity, packaging and marketing to websites, infographics and environmental design. My attention to detail for every project is very focused and tailored to the client's needs since every problem is complex and there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution.

In addition, I also own a small business, Matters of Delight, which is a modern lifestyle brand focusing on jewelry and ephemera. The brand was my main focus for a few years and now is mostly a side hustle that acts as a purely creative outlet.

Aside from sitting front of my computer designing or being hunched over my bench making jewelry, I've become fond of attempting to sew random things as well as baking bread from scratch. I have a penchant for all things minimalist, love old school photobooths, and want my entire house furnished with mid-century modern furniture. I'm an avid traveler having been to over 40 countries around the world and yet have an intense fear of flying. I spend way too much on fancy coffee and probably indulge in donuts more than I should. I'm also quite fond of a bold, peaty whiskey. If you feel so inclined, reach out and say hello! Perhaps we can collaborate on a future project together or simply grab a cup of coffee and a donut.

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(Not-So) Guilty Pleasures

  • Coffee
  • Donuts
  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Sushi
  • Ramen
  • Brunch
  • Whiskey
  • World travel
  • Polaroids
  • Photobooths
  • Japanese stationery
  • Miniature toys
  • Rose gold
  • Black 
  • Oxfords
  • Futura
  • Bodoni
  • Hoefler & Co.
  • Mondrian
  • Dieter Rams
  • Josef Müller-Brockmann
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Muji
 
Photo by Garth Webb

Capabilities

  • Art Direction
  • Branding
  • Environmental Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Iconography
  • Infographics
  • Packaging
  • Print Design

Select Clients

  • Square
  • American Apparel
  • NBCUniversal
  • DirecTV
  • Coachella/Goldenvoice
  • Barneys New York
  • DxO
  • California Donuts