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“I like to read a little of everything. I like books about vampires, and I love the Harry Potter books. I read a lot of young adult books. My son was an advanced reader early on, and I liked to be able to read what he was reading.”
—Jennifer Witzke, Senior Artist and Book Designer
Originally from Pennsylvania, Jennifer completed her degree in Communication Design at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. After living in Atlanta for a short period of time, Jennifer and her husband moved to Bloomington in 1996 so he could work on his graduate degree, and they’ve been here ever since. “It’s a great place to live, it really is!”
Jennifer first worked for Sunrise Greetings designing greeting cards until 2004. She did some freelance work while she raised her children, and then started with IU Press in 2010 as a Graphic Designer for the marketing department. She found her perfect fit here at the Press, and is now working in the editorial, production, and design department as a Senior Artist and Book Designer.
She designs book covers as well as the interior layouts for her projects. One of her favorite books to work on was Letters to Santa Claus, which has been flying off the shelves during the holiday season with the help of her eye-catching design!
Jennifer's work is amazing, and we're glad to have her on our team!
Proud member of IU Press since 2010.
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