ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
My name is Jennifer Sandra Wittor. I am a 25-year-old San Francisco-based graphic designer, born and raised in Darmstadt, Germany near Frankfurt. I’m a graduate of the School of Graphic Design at Academy of Art University, specializing in packaging design, branding, typography, and motion graphics. I recently finished a Design Internship at Sterling Brands’ San Francisco office. My main goal is to create designs that serve a purpose and make a difference. Growing up in Germany, I drew a lot of inspiration from European design styles. I speak fluent English and German and have knowledge of Spanish, Polish and Latin. As a retired D2 college athlete, I have a passion for all sports, especially soccer. When I am not watching sports, I listen to music 99% of my free time and I recently discovered a love for reading which helps me find my balance after a busy day.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I would love to work on projects like the FIFA World Cup, the Super Bowl, or a music festival. That would be an excellent opportunity to combine my passions and create something truly meaningful. On the other hand, one of my biggest dreams is someday to collaborate in the fashion industry. I would love to work on graphics for clothing.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
During the pandemic, personal growth and wellbeing have become my priority. I am currently reading Emotional First Aid by Guy Winch and Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller. If I don’t read, I like to listen to true crime podcasts or patiently wait for the second season of HBO’s Euphoria.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
Some of my present favorite designers are Jennet Liaw and David Milan. I am a massive fan of expressive and bold graphic design, which breaks rules to tell stories. That is why I have always looked up to David Carson. A designer that has been inspiring me for years is Virgil Abloh. What fascinates me about his work is how he was able to tear down the walls between luxury and streetwear.