| Jen Bilik|
| July 21, 1969 (age 46) (1969-07-21) Berkeley, California, United States|
Publisher and businessperson; founder and CEO of Knock Knock (company)
University of Michigan
Jen Bilik Wikipedia
Jen Bilik is the founder and CEO of Knock Knock, an American book and gift publishing company.
Jen Bilik was born on July 21, 1969, in Berkeley, California. After attending college at the University of Michigan, she moved to New York City and pursued a variety of creative interests including writing, editing, design, and arts and crafts. She freelanced as an apprentice film editor, architectural draftsperson, and newspaper proofreader before becoming a book editor at Rizzoli International Publications.
After a freelance stint that included editing many books as well as co-authoring two (Todd Oldham': Without Boundaries and Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs), Bilik moved to Los Angeles in August 1998.
Encouraged by her friends’ reception to her humorous January Card (a holiday card for procrastinators) and her flow-chart poster “How to Find True Love,” Bilik launched Knock Knock in 2002 with the proceeds from the sale of her Manhattan apartment. The company is based in Venice, California, where Bilik also resides.
Bilik founded Knock Knock in order to be able to “write and design at the same time” and all of Knock Knock’s products exhibit this union. She is an adept humorist, and Knock Knock’s products are known for having a distinctive, non-homogenized voice of humor via social observation. She is a designer, creative director, and avid crafter.Contributor to The Huffington Post
Contributor to Inc. (magazine)
Guest lecturer at Art Center College of Design
Featured speaker: Design Indaba Conference, 2011
Featured guest on the "Work Awesome" podcast, 2011
Featured speaker: The Dieline Conference, 2013
Keynote speaker: PubWest Conference, 2013
Featured guest on Design Matters with Debbie Millman, 2013
Featured speaker: AIGA Blueprint Law for Creatives, 2013
Featured as one of LA Weekly's Most Fascinating People, 2014
Featured speaker: TYPO San Francisco, 2015
Moderator: AIGA Y Conference in, 2016
Profiles of Bilik have appeared in:LA Weekly
The New York Times
Wall Street Journal
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