Jen Adrian

Jen Adrian

jadrian@champlain.edu
(802) 651-5808 | Creative Communication Manager

Biography

Jen sets the creative and design foundation of the EMC, facilitating high-level iteration throughout our processes and projects. She engages students with human-centered design (HCD) methodologies and works to implement HCD processes into all EMC projects, which she fuses with her deep experience as a graphic designer and art director. Jen has earned several certifications in design thinking from IDEO and is a certified ScrumMaster. She is committed to bringing rich learning experiences and project-based learning practices to our students, partners, and the broader Champlain College community. Jen recruits, hires, supervises, and mentors student teams, while creating space to maximize students' talents and foster a culture of innovation and creative confidence. She helps scope projects and works with a team of students to amplify messaging about the center. She is also focusing time to bring more academic opportunities and collaborations to the EMC. 
Growing up in New Jersey, then studying at Washington University in St. Louis, Jen found her way to NYC, and finally Burlington, VT. She has worked for multiple design studios and well known Vermont brands. Jen is a Champlain alum, completing her Master's in Emergent Media degree in 2020, and is also an adjunct faculty member. Jen enjoys exploring as much of the Vermont countryside as time allows with her family.