Instructors

Jen Kramer
Site Designer and Publisher

Jen Kramer, champion of simplicity

Jen Kramer has been teaching and practicing web design for over twenty years. Most recently, she is a Lecturer at Harvard University Extension School in the Master’s of Liberal Arts in Digital Media Design program, where she teaches at least five courses per year on front-end web development.

She’s also a prolific video author, creating over 50 training courses for LinkedIn Learning, Frontend Masters, O’Reilly Media, Aquent Gymnasium, and osTraining. She’s currently working on a giant new course with The Great Courses.

She loves this quote from Coco Chanel:

‘Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.’

Martha Nichols
Editor, Designing Stories for the Web

Martha Nichols, enemy of clutter

Martha Nichols teaches in the journalism program at Harvard University Extension School. She’s also the co-founder and editor of Talking Writing, a digital magazine and nonprofit organization based in the Boston area.

She’s published work in Utne Reader, Harvard Business Review, Christian Science Monitor, and many other outlets—and recently edited the anthology Into Sanity: Essays About Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Living in Between (Talking Writing Books, 2019).

She loves quoting On Writing Well by William Zinsser:

“Be yourself and your readers will follow you anywhere…. Your product is you.’