Jennifer Cadieux is a designer, cartographer, public artist, and teacher in the Sacramento, CA area. As a cartographer and artist, she connects people to public art and places of inspiration in their communities. As a lecturer in the design department at UC Davis, she helps students realize their unique path to becoming creative professionals by offering mentoring, internships, project and grant advocacy, one-on-one training, and career advising.
Jennifer has always been an advocate for education. As an active design student, she sought internships with artists she aspired to learn from, recruited guest speakers, founded events and a design club, and raised funds for her department. She worked in design and fabrication for a variety of Los Angeles-based companies while earning a BA in Design from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has spanned design and CAD work for projection-mapped stages, DJ booths, props for TV, film, events, and interactive spaces. She spent two years as cartographer for the special event creators Do LaB, designing maps of such music festivals as Lightning in a Bottle and Woogie Weekend. She contributed to a variety of logistical and operational strategies for optimizing festival traffic, drone imagery assistance, festival maps, kiosks, and marketing materials.
Her passion for experiencing art in the natural landscape lead her to earning a Master of Fine Arts in Design at UC Davis, where she researched the broadening exhibition design field and applications for participatory design strategies. Her thesis work culminated in the design of LUMENroute: the pop-up interactive light installation that transforms the urban pedestrian experience.
Please visit www.lumenroute.com for more information.
Jennifer is currently teaching design at UC Davis and developing an iteration of her popular talk: Burning Man and the Non-Vicarious Design Route. She is also working on The City of Davis Public Art Map for the City of Davis, CA.
Jennifer is now accepting new freelance projects, please visit the Connect page for more information.