Biography

Jennifer Deafenbaugh is a driving force in new media storytelling, technology, and design. She is as passionate about creating exceptional multimedia experiences as she is about empowering others to develop their creative and technical abilities through hands-on learning. 

Most recently, Ms. Deafenbaugh received her Master’s of Professional Study in Information Visualization from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Using interactive technologies, motion graphics and video, she writes and produces videos and educational content as a Senior Instructional Multimedia Designer at Schneider Electric. She is highly skilled at presentation development, public speaking and data visualization.

Presently, Ms. Deafenbaugh is a Co-Director of the Nation of Makers Data Working Group. She also serves as the Director of Education and was one of the founders of the Make Nashville Makerspace in Nashville, Tennessee. There, she helps individuals with technical and creative expertise to share knowledge with the community through workshops and meetups.

Ms. Deafenbaugh has assistant-taught coding at Vanderbilt University’s Full-Stack Bootcamp and through Girl Develop It!. She helped launch The Fuse Factory Digital Media Arts Lab, and helped operate the Weinland Park Community Computer Lab. Jennifer served as an Assistant Venue Manager at Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier, and Volunteer Manager at the Columbus International Film+Video Festival and the IMERSA Summit. She has written articles and presented webinars for Americans for the Arts and is serving as a 2019 Media Arts Fellowship Panelist for National Endowment for the Arts. She has presented at the Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, and Research Conference for high school youth for the last two years.

For her own work, Ms. Deafenbaugh has been a Greater Columbus Arts Council Artist Support Grant Recipient, an EYEO Festival fellow, and she has received a Graduate Research Grant to study interaction techniques for live performance. She is proficient in a variety of programming languages for data analysis and creative coding, in several 2-D and 3-D animation tools, and in a variety of graphic design applications. 

Jennifer received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Time-Based Media at the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2004 and has created presentations, web sites, interactive applications, and design projects for consumer brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Highlights for Children, JoAnn Fabrics, Ortho McNeil, Bayer Women’s Healthcare and Big Lots. 

For fitness and fun, Jennifer studies aerial arts including aerial hoop and silks, and early 20th century swing dance styles. She also doodles, builds planetariums, gardens, cooks, welds, woodworks, creates projection-mapped visuals and plays the ukulele. 

You can view her portfolio at:
jenniferdeafenbaugh.com