Jen deHaan is a freelance illustrator and web designer. Until recently, Jen worked in San Francisco and Sunnyvale, California (in Silicon Valley). She is now based in Qualicum Beach, B.C. Canada.
Jen has been working in the software industry since 2001, and has held positions with Macromedia, Adobe, and Motorola after freelancing for several years in Canada. For many years Jen worked on the Flash team, first as a writer and then as an Instructional Designer and later as a Quality Engineer for the animation and design features. She then worked at Motorola managing a team that was responsible for a developer community, producing documentation and a website that supported multiple software products. She has written and contributed to over 30 print publications on web design, animation, video and more that have been published by Peachpit, Adobe Press, and Wiley.
In her spare time, Jen is interested in dog training and behavior and enjoys training in agility with one of her dogs, Mort. Jen is also a group exercise instructor, teaching a dance exercise format called U-Jam Fitness.