Hi there! I'm Cinnamon.

I hail from the prairie lands of North Dakota and am often told that I think too much (whatever that means). I'm a big fan of donuts, irregular plurals, and outdoor movies—in that order. I took to freelancing in 2015 because it turns out that I'm way better at managing my own work and life than anyone else. #girlpower

Because I will forever be an anthropologist at heart, my writing tends to have a strong focus on place and the constructed social and cultural environment(s). I'm the former editor of Impact Design Hub and my words have been published in places like New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Design and Culture, and more.

I hold an MA in Social Design, with a specialization in intervention design, from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Fine Art from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I also managed to get myself into a PhD class on Freud and the intersection of psychology and anthropology at John Hopkins once, too, so there's that.

So far I've lived in seven cities across the globe and have traveled to plenty more. These days I spend most of my time in Minneapolis and Latin America with my dog, Gus, by my side. When I'm not typing away, you can find me learning life lessons from the ocean or Lake Superior atop my surfboard and laboring to perfect my Spanish with mixed results.

You can reach me at cinnamon.l.janzer@gmail.com by clicking on the mail icon below. As always, I'd love to hear from you—especially if it's a compliment on Gus' (extremely high) cuteness level that you'd like to share.