Jennifer is a designer and pattern maker focusing on cat beds and pet products. Her favorite pet products are those that combine utility with humor and functionality.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I have a background in costume design.
How do you define cool?
I love that moment when people get the joke, the references and then start laughing.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Why uncover a trend if you can start it instead?
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
I find the photos here so engaging and compelling!
What is your favorite trend?
I really enjoy clever things that increase comfort and functionality. A good example are some of the pet gadgets, beds, shelves and cat litter box designs. These things tend to be attractive, clever and extremely functional. Some also use recycled materials.
How do you reset to be creative?
I play in the dirt or go bicycling.
What inspires or excites you?
I love designing within limitations: constraints can really bring out the creativity!
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Gay marriage will be legal and accepted. In fact, in 2010 we will totally used to this and we will look back and say, "Golly! Why was that such a big issue? Of course everybody should be allowed to get married!"