Jennifer Hoffman, Mixed Media Artist, Designer + Founder
Jennifer Hoffman is a Chicago-based mixed media artist, designer + founder of the collaborative platform: ecohaven project (2010), which is now a part of haad studio. Jennifer creates beautiful, meaningful + mindful concepts through her love of art + design. Her inter-disciplinary approach explores innovative + inspiring solutions for interiors, space planning, installations, brand development/identity, creative direction, design consulting, collaborations, mixed media art/photography + design.
Jennifer received her BFA in Mixed Media studio art from The Art Academy of Cincinnati and graduated with highest honors from the CIDA accredited program at Harrington Institute of Interior Design with a BFA in Interior Design. She had an extended internship at the architectural firm of Perkins + Will working on Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University, a women's hospital and university located in Saudi Arabia. Prior to founding ecohaven project + upon graduation, Jennifer started freelance design consulting for clients such as chef Graham Elliot. She has collaborated on art installations with Geoff Hoffman for ecohaven project with Brandon Ballengée in India (Econnect) for the KHOJ International Artists Association and Italy (Dual Habitat) where their project collaboration received an honorable mention. Additional collaborations with Geoff Hoffman include the Site Specific art book about Detroit - with many more project collaborations on the horizon!
Jennifer's experience volunteering with Migratory Bird Rescue + Recovery from building strikes in downtown Chicago changed the course of her work, inspiring Bird Who Loves Birds + The Nerd and the Bird. Jennifer is dedicating a large body of her art + design to celebrating the beauty of migratory birds as well as confronting how design can either help these birds survive or be the main reason they perish. She has recently consulted with Collin van der Sluijs, a renowned painter and illustrator from The Netherlands, for his "From Doom to Boom" mural addressing the importance of conservation for Chicago birds.
Geoff Hoffman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Geoff Hoffman (Chicago, IL) is a licensed architect + collaborator. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he has worked in the architecture, design + construction industry since 1999. Geoff has been involved with multiple LEED certified projects + has experience with a variety of building types. Geoff’s passion for architecture is further expressed in his photography + website, which explores the architecture + urban landscapes of Chicago. Geoff’s photographs have been featured in various local + national online publications. His work has also been featured in the book Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park, Detroit. Geoff has collaborated on art installations with Jennifer Hoffman for Ecohaven Project in India (Econnect) for the KHOJ International Artists Association and Italy (Dual Habitat). Additional Ecohaven Project collaborations with Jennifer Hoffman include the Site Specific art book about Detroit.