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Jerlyn O’Donnell

STEAM-focused Product Design & Design Director, Mother, Speaker, Mentor, Published Author & Illustrator, Strategist, Triathlete and Ultramarathoner

  • Jerlyn jumping with a water bottle in hand after running on the sand at the Jersey shore.
    Marathon training includes jumping! Don’t quote me on that!
  • Jerlyn pauses in the middle of her run in Arizona with her hands outstretched wearing a camelbak water carrier
    Running a 52km in Arizona
  • Side profile of smiling Jerlyn wearing sunglasses running during NYC marathon
    Running NYC Marathon
  • Illustration of a woman with bantu knots with a color effect against a bright yellow background
    Art you can see with 3D glasses
  • Two illustrations. Left illustration of friends putting their glasses together taking a photo of the drinks. Right illustration of someone’s feet wearing converse and fishnet stockings.
    Lifestyle illustrations
  • Three illustrations of a baby girl
    Illustrations of my daughter
  • Three illustrations of black women with flowers in their hair
    For more art and experiments follow @commuteartist on instagram

Jerlyn is a Product & Design Director at her current agency. She creates rich, attention-grabbing, digital experiences that amplify human purpose by
 concentrating on inclusivity and accessibility of design. She focuses on health and wellness. Her passion is bridging the gap between technology and art to communicate with diverse demographics. She’s an alum of the Rochester Institute of Technology. As an ultramarathoner (furthest 50 miles) and triathlete (half ironman), she’s fast, agile and knows the value of training and discipline. She is from the nature island of the Caribbean, Dominica, grew up in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands and now lives in The Bronx, NY with her husband and toddler.

Other notable achievements: She’s an Adobe Ambassador, a published illustrator, an author, Barack Obama follows her on twitter, her art was shared by Hillary Clinton’s Instagram and Viola Davis owned a piece of her art. She was published by Vice and ESPN, and enjoys being a STEAM mentor. 

Once in a while she enjoys a Manhattan with Makers Mark, a nice stout, or coffee.

If you want to learn about her career path, connect with her on LinkedIn or instagram (@commuteartist). You can also learn about the Fistula Foundation she supports when she raises money through freelance work.

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