Name: Jenna Helland
Job Title and Duties:
Magic Creative Designer
I work on world building, card names and flavor text. More specifically, I was on the names/flavor team for Morningtide; I did work for the Shadowmoor anthology (see Doug's article today); I assisted Doug as Flavor Deputy for Eventide; and I was on the world-building team for "Rock." I also help proof text for grammatical accuracy.
B.A. in history from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
M.A. in journalism from University of Missouri–Columbia
When did you start playing Magic? Tempest Block
Began working at Wizards: Has it been a year already? It went lightning fast.
Previous job(s): Journalist. Mainly I wrote articles about state fairs, starving artists, and weather.
How you got your job here: I was living in mid-Missouri and playing a lot games. I saw a job posting for writer/editor on the Wizards boards. I emailed a resume, interviewed, and got the job. The only hitch was the wall o' ice we ran into in Wyoming during our drive across the country.
Favorite part of your job: The folks at Wizards are the most interesting and intelligent collection of people I've spent time around. In my previous life, I was considered kind of odd. Not anymore. Well, at least not in a bad way.
Least favorite part of my job: Some guy around the office started calling me Jenemy. You know, "Jenna" + "enemy". Now everybody is doing it. I'm starting to get a complex . . .
Thing you've worked on that you're most proud of: There are a lot of things I've worked on that I'm excited about, but they're in the process of being printed! So stay tuned....
In your spare time: Running, judo, and writing.
Something the readers don't know about you: I really like movies about submarines. As detailed extensively elsewhere, I really like lemurs. Now someone needs to make a movie about lemurs on a submarine. And not just in cages or as some glorified mascot. That'd be boring. Paws on the periscope. Launching torpedoes. Awesome.