Jennifer Rittner was the keynote speaker for "Refract, Rephrase, Reframe," the 2018 SVA MA Design Research, Writing, & Criticism Graduate Thesis Symposium.
Jennifer founded the communications strategy firm Content Matters in 2009 to help creative businesses thrive by defining their voice and learning how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences—clients, collaborators, advocates and the general public. As a lifelong educator, her goal has always been to enable meaningful relationships between people whose lives intersect around ideas, common goals, collective experience and a shared vision.
Prior to consulting, Jennifer worked for international design consultancy Pentagram, as well as Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and the AIGA. She began her career as a museum educator, principally with the American Federation of Arts where she led Art Access II, an initiative funded by Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund to increase museum attendance among underserved communities through education and outreach.
Jennifer has taught design management at Parsons the New School for Design and FIT. She also teaches various topics in art and history at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Historical Society and Van Vleck House & Gardens.
She is working on a series of articles that address the intersections between design and social justice.