Jen Strickland

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Experience

Senior User Experience Designer

2016/12 to 2017/02
Akamai Technologies Performance Analytics, Cambridge/MA

Senior UX Designer

2015/08 to 2016/03
Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Watertown/MA

Sr. UI/UX Designer/Developer

2015/03 to 2015/07
FlatView Tech, Lafayette/LA

Interface design and production quality development for a new attendance management product.

Design Lead (Senior Information Architect, Visual and Interaction Designer, Prototyper)

2013/08 to 2015/01
Fidelity Investments, Boston/MA

Sr. UI/UX Designer/Developer

2012/06 to 2013/03
Cogo Labs, Cambridge/MA

Designer/Developer

2011/10 to 2012/06
Easy Designs, Chattanooga/TN

Client Spotlight: Easy Designs, Aaron Gustafson
Wiki How Survival Kit Chrome App
This was a rare opportunity to work with a personal guru of mine, Aaron Gustafson. I was tasked with front-end development assistance for a web app version of the Wiki How Survival Kit, which also existed as a popular Chrome app. This was a phenomenal experience, as it utilized cutting-edge HTML5 and CSS3 techniques, and didn’t need to provide fallbacks, as it was intended to be a showcase for what the new technology can do. Just like working with Ian MacKaye on that Fugazi show all those years ago, I learned that, indeed, ethics and best practices can co-exist in business. Later, I assisted with the Nichols College Prospective Student Micro-site, which was my introduction to adaptive web design, as opposed to responsive web design.
Client Spotlight: Delta Dental of Virginia
On an Aquent / Vitamin T contract and primarily working remotely with the team in Roanoke, Virginia, I implemented and added to designs created by Ironworks, for the redesign of public-facing sites and application interfaces for Delta Dental of Virginia (and Colorado). I worked with a team of asp.net engineers, interfacing with marketing, to meet client goals and champion user needs. The site incorporates CSS3 with graceful degradation for non-modern browsers, providing a consistent experience within each browser.
Highlight: BostonPHP
Presented on CSS3 Buttons at the Microsoft NERD Center.
Client Spotlight: New Spin Design & The Massachusetts Health Connector
Provided front-end design expertise and development for the redesign of the Massachusetts Health Connector public-facing website and application.
View redesign of Health Connector
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Volunteer Work

Relevant Experience

Skills

UX Design
research, design thinking, information architecture, interaction & visual design, branding, identity, prototyping, design strategy, service design, journey mapping, content strategy, persona development

Development
responsive web design, accessibility, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

Platforms: Mac & PC

Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Axure, Balsamiq OmniGraffle, Sketch

Programming: POSH (plain old semantic html), CSS (and SASS), HTML5, CSS3, haml, JavaScript (frameworks and libraries: backbone, jQuery, Angular2, React), as well as functional familiarity with Drupal, Ektron, ExpressionEngine, and Wordpress Customization, asp.net mvc3, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, PHP

Additionally: Web standards, accessibility, Section 508 guidelines, ARIA, usability, familiar with SMACSS and BEM naming conventions, Git, version control, Agile and LEAN processes, superior hand skills in drawing, illustration, and photography.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Applied Art, concentration in Painting & Photography - 1992 - University of Southern Maine, Portland/ME

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