Jayme Yen
On the Boards

Jayme Yen is the Director of Design & Communication at On the Boards, a center for contemporary performance in Seattle. Jayme’s experience includes publication, exhibition and identity design for arts and cultural nonprofits. Prior to joining On the Boards, Jayme was the creative director at Schema Design and the head designer at the Henry Art Gallery, the museum of contemporary art at the University of Washington. She directed all visual communications for the museum and oversaw numerous projects in close conversation with artists and curators. Additionally Jayme art directed the multi-year project to rebrand the Henry, from visual identity to publications to signage. Jayme has a BFA in sociology from Yale University and an MFA in design from the Yale University School of Art. She was a graphic design fellow at the Walker Art Center and a design researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands, where she worked in a group studying methods of inventorying public space. Jayme was awarded a fellowship grant from The New Foundation Seattle to support research, work and travel to the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, where she co-curated an exhibition addressing the cross-disciplinary practices of artists and designers. Her book design has received recognition from the D&AD and the Grafische Cultuurstichting, the Netherlands. Her work has been included in exhibitions in New Zealand, South Korea, the Netherlands, and Belgium.