Jennie has supported science in higher education for most of her 20+ year career as a graphic designer and communication professional. For the past decade, she has been a member of the communication team at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Jennie also provides freelance and pro bono design and communication consulting for nonprofits such as Hospice Brazos Valley, Inc. and The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, and continues to co-produce her family’s Classic Country music radio show, Brazos Valley Gold. She holds a bachelor of journalism in media studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been recognized by the Texas Community Newspaper Association, the Suburban Newspaper Association, the Society for Technical Communication, and by IABC with 17 Bronze Quill Awards, and five Silver Quill Awards. In 2016, Jennie was named the IABC Southern Region’s Communicator of the Year and was a member of the Job Task Analysis working group for the Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certification. In 2018, she was honored by Sharon Hunter, SCMP, with the IABC International’s Chair’s Award. In addition to serving on the IABC International Ethics Committee, Jennie is the Silver Quill Awards Director for IABC Southern Region, and President of the Brazos Valley IABC chapter.
10 Ways Good Design Can Elevate Communications
Are you a writer or editor who’s been tasked with handling some graphic design and looking for a run-down of basics and best practices? Spend an hour with Jennie L. Lamb as she shares the 10 things she thinks every communicator should know about design. She’ll talk about how to choose the right imagery for what you want to convey, remind you of the power of simplicity, introduce you to some basic concepts about charts and graphs, give you some typography pointers, educate you on file types and color modes, and demystify publisher and printer specifications. Jennie will wrap up the session with some pointers on why and when to engage a professional graphic designer and how to work with one—even on a limited budget!