Born and raised on the island of Maui, Jennifer Matsumoto is an artist, graphic designer and enjoys a good dessert. She left for California and earned a BA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Visual Communications and minor in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. Moving further east, she continued to study design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. Since graduating in 2013 with a MFA in Design and Technology, Jennifer has found herself working as a freelance designer for clients from coast to coast and of course, in her home state of Hawaii. Her latest adventure brought her back to her alma mater, the University of San Diego, to teach a design course in the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History.
Throughout her different moves and experiences Jennifer holds home close to her heart by doing work for Matsumoto Studio. Based on Maui, Matsumoto Studio is a design and paper goods company she started with her sister, Jes. Together they design notecards, luggage tags, custom invitations, participate in events, sell their products online and in Hawaii stores. They also maintain a blog, the adventures of annie + flo, to chronicle their collaborative journey.
Jennifer has created work ranging from brand identities to instructional materials, interactive interfaces and installations for clients such as Fjord Interactive, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and Verato. Always looking for a new challenge, Jennifer is open to new freelance projects in areas including but not limited to branding, marketing, and illustrations.
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