Jamie Kruse is an artist, designer, and part-time lecturer at Parsons, The New School for Design, School for Design Strategies. In 2006 she co-founded smudge, with Elizabeth Ellsworth, based in Brooklyn, NY. They co-edited a collection of essays, Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life (punctum books).

Her work has been exhibited at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons, The New School for Design; the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Incident Report, Hudson, NY; and Richland Galleries, Dallas, TX. She has presented her work at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Michigan; the Center for Land Use Interpretation Los Angeles; the Oslo School of Architecture and Design; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; and the California College of Arts, among others. Kruse is the author of the Friends of the Pleistocene blog (insert link: fopnews.wordpress.com).