Tell us about your role at LS3P.

I lead LS3P’s Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) department. EGD is the marriage of graphic design, architecture, and interior design. It helps our building users understand, navigate, and experience the built environment.

What’s inspiring you right now?

I recently attended the annual SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design) conference in Portland. The chatter from people in my network, the award-winning projects, and the fantastic lectures all have me buzzing with energy!

What are the greatest challenges we’re facing in the industry?

Passing down knowledge and expertise.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your role?

Ask for people’s time. Ask the why, how, who, what, when, where of what they do and what got them to where they are.

What is your favorite hometown restaurant, and what should I order if I go there?

PNC Arena in Raleigh during a Canes game. Highly recommend the big, buttery bag of popcorn and- of course- a Cane’s win.

What previous job outside of architecture taught you the most?

I was a “catch all” at a three-person product design firm in Raleigh. I knew nothing about industrial design and was drastically underqualified compared to the talent there. But I came in every day as a sponge soaked up every bit of knowledge I could. That’s where I learned that someone can do something completely different than you but still teach you so much about how to grow as a professional.

What is your superpower?

I do powerlifting, which makes me feel pretty strong, but I think my ultimate power is that I’m really good at making my three boys belly laugh. It’s not a very difficult task but I definitely feel like a superhero when I hear it.

What is your all-time favorite song?

The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

What place have you visited that changed you the most?

I grew up camping on Cumberland Island; the memories I made there have shaped a lot of who I am as a person.

About Jen

Associate Jennifer Boyles leads LS3P’s Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) services, supporting projects firmwide across all sectors including K-12, healthcare, hospitality, and civic work. Her portfolio includes interactive and engaging wall graphics, wayfinding, and signage, all of which skillfully integrate with the architecture and interior design for a cohesive experience.

Jennifer, a member of the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Appalachian State. Her recent projects have included pediatric facilities, elementary schools, government office and service buildings, and multifamily housing. Her previous professional experience includes extensive work in graphic design, retail display design/installation, and project management for an international general contractor.