I help professors and scientists communicate their research online

Having an online presence, a Googleable set of pages or profiles, is a best practice. Help people find the work you do.

Professors, scientists, and researchers find many benefits to managing their online presence

  • connect with your community
  • share your articles and publications
  • engage your students
  • advocate for funding
  • find collaborators
  • increase awareness of your work
  • develop a scholarly network
Headshot of Jennifer van Alstyne, owner of The Academic Designer LLC, smiling. She is wearing a blue dress. In the background is a fiddle leaf tree, a standing lamp, and sunflowers in a vase.

I’m Jennifer van Alstyne, a communications strategist and owner of The Academic Designer LLC. I help people share their work effectively in online spaces like social media and websites.


The Academic Designer LLC works with professors, research labs, and research centers, and universities around the world.

  • Websites
  • Social media
  • Content writing
  • Bio writing
  • Professional development workshops

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Learn about managing your online presence in academia.

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What people say about working with The Academic Designer LLC

“We would recommend Jennifer for any project where academic research needs to be conveyed onto websites and social media.”

“Jennifer was able to bring together professional, academic content that not only reflected the team and our approach to research, but also met the expectations of our University.”

“Working with Jennifer on the creation of a website was a wonderful experience.”

“Jennifer makes people feel comfortable with something that’s often hard to do, but essential in business: talking about one’s self.”