Jennifer is an Aboriginal woman with maternal connections to North Queensland.
She studied a Certificate in Fashion Design at Queensland College of Art, at Seven Hills and worked in theatre and fashion. She then went to complete a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) from Queensland University of Technology.
From there she began a creative practice in installation, painting and sculpture and worked as the Convenor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at the Queensland College of Art. In 2003 she won the Queensland College of Art Graduate Students prize, the Theiss Art Prize, for her Masters of Visual Arts.
Jennifer Herd is a current and founding member of ProppaNOW Artists Collective.