In the year 2000, Jennifer Nemec established Ideation Studio Inc., a design/think-tank-consulting firm. Ideation Studio is a multi-disciplinary design firm that offers a broad scope of design services to its clients. Ideation Studio services include: Retail Store Concept Design, Identity Design and Product Design, which provide complete cohesive design solutions from concept through documentation and completion. Jennifer's emphasis on the processes of Conceptualization, Branding, User Experience, Research and Strategic Positioning has enabled the Ideation Studio team to provide its clients with a valuable competitive edge.
Jennifer received a Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Nemec enhanced her education with Entrepreneurial Product Design Studies at Harvard University. She has also studied architecture and design in northern Italy. Jennifer Nemec has achieved her goal in becoming a true multi-disciplinary designer. With a vast educational background, a true passion for design, and a strong conviction for hard work, she has emerged as one of Chicago's premiere visionaries. Jennifer was named a """"Woman to Watch"""" by Today's Chicago Woman Magazine in 2002. In 2013 complete the Design Thinking and Methods Continuing Education Course Work at IIT Institute of Design.
Ideation Studio has become a National Award Winning Design Firm, taking national honors for recent projects such as Elmhurst Toyota. Jennifer was the recipient of the first place design award from the National Housewares Manufacturers Association National Product Design competition. Her work has been published in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, a book entitled: America at Home, and VM and SD (Visual Merchandise and Store Design Magazine). Recent Publications include April 2008 in O Magazine and Garden Chic January 2009
With over twenty-five years of experience in Retail Store Prototype Design, Exterior Architectural Design, Graphic and Product Design/Development, Ms. Nemec has been involved in design projects for many highly regarded companies including Thorntons, Lexus, Acura, Toyota, Sears, McDonalds, Warner Bros., Harpo Studios, The Chicago Lighthouse, Publix, among many others.
In additional to her professional work, she has served as an Industrial Design instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Nemec spent over four years actively running the Chicago Chapter of Retail Design Institute. Jennifer plays competitive tennis, studied Improv Comedy at Chicago's Second City Theater, and is a Vespa enthusiast.