Work with Jennifer

Why work with Me?

I’m Jennifer van Alstyne, a Peruvian-American poet and communications strategist.

Jennifer van Alstyne: communications and social media; owner, The Academic Designer LLC

My goal is to empower people like you to share how and what you do.

Communicating our work is hard.

Enjoy the benefits like

  • more engaged readers
  • friends and family who understand why we do what we do
  • meaningful connections
  • a real network of like-minded people

As a communications strategist, my goal is to present your work in clear, understandable, and engaging ways.

Let’s connect on LinkedIn.

Are you in grad school?

I was a great grad student. I had full funding, published peer reviewed papers, poetry and articles. I met some amazing people along the way.

I want to help you be awesome at communicating your research and skills. Part of that is being comfortable talking about it.I

Learn how to create a personal academic website.

Develop awesome social media skills to help with your future academic or AltAc career.

These courses are designed with your busy schedule in mind.

Or, work with me. View my services.

Hey, faculty and researchers

I have 7 years of experience in higher education in events management, public relations, and student life.

I’ve researched how best to promote your academic persona and showcase your scholarly achievements.

Your time is important. You must prioritize research and teaching over your online presence.

That’s why my strategy is all about easy-to-follow changes to your current practices, and good communication.

If you want to take the next step, I’m here to help.

Let’s do this together.

Take my online self-paced courses, like Cross-Platform Social Media for Academics.

Are you ready to Create a Personal Academic Website?

View my services for academics.

Writers and creatives, I want to help you too

I left university life because I found joy in the creative interdisciplinary work and focusing 1:1 with clients.

As a poet, I know how good communication about craft creates new intersections and networks.

I’m here to help readers and editors find you by promoting your work in ways that make you more approachable without compromising your privacy or vision.

Sharing your work in a meaningful way opens worlds.

Let’s see if we’re a good fit.

View my services.

Organizations, academic departments, and businesses

Whether you need training for your group…

Or user-experience (UX) and content strategy for your website…

I’m here for your strategic communication needs.

Let’s talk about how we can work together.