Jennifer Cadieux Kimbrel

Assistant Professor
FAB 235 | 817-257-4146


MFA, Exhibition Design, University of California, Davis
BA, Design, California State University, Long Beach
Architectural Design Coursework, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California
AA, Interior Design, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California

Courses Taught

ARGD 30323 Advanced Design Practices
ARGD 20333 Intermediate Design Practices
DSGN 10153 Introduction to Computer Graphics
DSGN 10143 3D Design Principles
DSGN 10133 Color and Light Theory
DSGN 10123 2D Design Principles
DSGN 10103 Introduction to Creative Practices

Areas of Focus

Graphics for the built environment, participatory design strategies, interdisciplinary collaboration, craft/media/technology exploration, and exhibition design.

Prior to TCU, Jennifer taught at the University of California, Davis with courses in graphic design, branding, and publication to placemaking, narrative environments, and social messaging. Jennifer created and taught a design, art, and technology course based on learning through making, combining analog and digital techniques. She has led independent studies and internships and has included students in her original projects with lessons in applying for grants, community engagement, and public installation.

Jennifer has worked in design since 2006, her experience is rooted in Los Angeles art fabrication studios. She has worked on the largest projection-mapped stages ever built, internationally touring DJ booths, and props for the entertainment industry. For two years she worked as the cartographer for Do LaB, the world-renowned special event creators responsible for “the best stage at Coachella,” according to Rolling Stone Magazine in 2015, and their flagship event, Lightning in a Bottle Art and Music Festival in Southern California among others. Her work contributed to drone site imaging, event layout, way-finding, and promotional assets.

Now based in Dallas, TX, she works as the Art Director and Chief Graphic Designer for Lone Sound Magazine, the English-Spanish publication and podcast centered around the Lone Star state’s music, art, and culture. She designs the magazine, manages the brand aesthetic, and creates all merchandise and web and print materials.

From her Deep Ellum studio, she also creates mixed media design projects for clients using laser cutting, resin casting, and woodworking to create light installations and furnishings for homes and special events.