Jennifer Adler brings to Boston Arts Academy Foundation a background in nonprofit communications, graphic design, and licensing/entrepreneurial work. A strategic communications leader, Jennifer has served as National Director of Communications for Bottom Line—Boston, and Director of Communications for The Dimock Center in Roxbury. She has held positions at United Way of Rhode Island and Dimeo Construction Company.
An award-winning graphic designer, Jennifer launched Survival By Design, her freelance graphic design and communications consultancy, in 2008. For the past two decades, she has partnered nearly exclusively with organizations dedicated to transforming lives through arts and culture, community engagement, and nonprofit work. In 2021, she earned an honorable mention from the International Design Awards (IDA) and in 2023, her artwork was selected for inclusion in an AIGA Maine gallery show. She is also a bestselling licensed greeting card designer with RSVP/Sellers for which she has generated $1 million in sales over the past decade.
Jennifer earned a BA in Philosophy from Brandeis University in 1996 (transferring after two years as a musical theatre major at Emerson College) and earned a professional certificate in Advertising & Print Design from Rhode Island School of Design’s Continuing Education program. She also completed a year of MBA classes with honors at Bryant University. For the past several years, Jennifer has been a portfolio reviewer for graduating Illustration Studies students at Mass College of Art & Design. She has also volunteered for several arts organizations and municipal arts agencies. In her spare time, Jennifer may be found in a ballet, Zumba or BollyX class. Originally from Rhode Island, Jennifer and her husband Seth live in Lynn, MA with their daughter Maya who they encourage in all her artistic explorations.