Talk to Me
Technology has placed very specific confines around how we communicate with each other, forcing us to be a lot more conscious about what we say and how we say it. In this talk, Jennifer Daniel will explore both verbal and written language as a means of personal expression and how gifs, emojis, and memes are rooted in primal urges around a need to be seen, recognized, remembered and understood.
Jennifer Daniel is an illustrator, graphic designer, author, and regular contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker. As a Creative Director at Google and former graphics editor at the New York Times she explores both verbal and written language as a means of personal expression and regularly questions how she justifies contributing to capitalism.
Acclaimed for her conceptual, clever, and content-driven approach to illustration and writing, her work has also been widely published. Her latest book, “The Origin of Almost Everything,” explores the universe through charts and diagrams, data, and facts. Fast Company calls her “a genius at information design” and her latest book, “the best-looking science book ever created.” Jennifer has been recognized by many fancy design, illustration, and journalism awards including D&AD’s Gold Pencil (London), Art Directors Club Gold Cube (New York), and Society of Publication Design Gold Medal (New York), Society of Illustrators, and AIGA. Her first children’s book, Information Graphics: Space was published by Templar in 2015. Mother of twin toddlers, Daniel describes the intersection of career and parenthood: “Still working towards a nomination for Mom of the Year.”