Underwater photography and custom design

I help others understand the underwater world through my photography, design, and by sharing my exploration.

–Jennifer Idol

You've reached the official website for The Underwater Designer, a design firm and underwater photography services business by Jennifer Idol. You can hire me to create your website, logo, or other print design needs. I am also available for photography assignments.

You can also purchase photos on this site from the galleries. All purchases help me continue my work.

An American Immersion

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Love scuba diving? Love underwater scenes and landscapes? Buy photos on this site.

Custom design

I specialize in creating websites, brochures, logos, and underwater photography for dive shops, equipment manufacturers, boat charters, or conservation entities.

Why choose me

I've been diving for over 20 years, so have a good understanding of the scuba industry and care deeply about our oceans and inland waterways. I bring over 10 years of professional design and photography experience to create effective and custom work for a great value.


Where you can see my work

My clients include Osprey Cruises, Red Dragon Pirate Cruises, Selky Charters, the Manta Pacific Research Foundation, Fangmarks blog, and Dive World Austin. My work has been published in Sport Diver, Texas Aquatic Science, Outdoor Oklahoma, and Underwater Speleology.

Large-scale permanent installations of my work are found at the Lake Murray Wildlife Museum and the Texas Association of REALTORS. I've also received recognition at Slideluck, The Texas Show in 2014 and 2012, and was a semi-finalist in the 2013 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

Where I come from

I live in Austin, Texas and regularly travel across the country. Wherever work takes me, I'm happy to go, including international travel. Also, I grew up in Florida and Texas and really love warm weather and palm trees.

Buy the book ($65 hard bound)

Immerse Yourself is an exhibit that emerged from three years of photography expeditions by Jennifer Idol, The Underwater Designer. This book highlights the most memorable moments from the exhibit. Images depicted include underwater cave exploration and historic dive equipment usually only found in museums. An unexpected journey, these ventures depict surprising images that help you explore remote and challenging underwater environments.

Some of the work created required specialized scuba diving certifications and experience that included full cave, trimix, and side mount. All photos were created using Nikon D90 and D600 cameras with a variety of lenses, underwater enclosures, lighting systems, and teams of divers.

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