Create a personal academic website and develop social media skills for scholars

Your scholarly audiences and the public are waiting to connect with your work. It's time to take action. I'm Jennifer of The Academic Designer LLC, and I'm here to help.


My goal is to empower academics and researchers like you

These courses were designed for people like you.

Get the information you need in short, easy-to-follow lessons.


Start loving the benefits, like

  • a more engaged audience
  • building community
  • networking for long-term connection
  • readers for your publications

And, clear communication about what you do.


Are you a faculty member, grad student, or postdoc?

I'm Jennifer van Alstyne, of The Academic Designer LLC.

I train academics and writers to take control of their online identity.

Social media and websites have amazing benefits for your academic life.

Getting it right doesn't have to take up all your time.

I'm here to help.


My online courses are designed to fit your lives.

That means the information you need to develop awesome communications skills.

In short, easy-to-follow lessons you get access to forever.

How would your life look different?


Developing your skills with these courses will help you

  • Enjoy social media more
  • Spend less time on content, more time on networking
  • Be ready for media attention (requests for interviews, podcast invites)
  • Book speaking engagements
  • Get new readers for your publications
  • Have more meaningful conversations about your work
  • Meet potential collaborators

Create a website, learn social media, find your network