Galvanize, Boulder, Colorado
Full-Stack Web Development Program, g8 cohort, April–Oct 2015
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Coursework in Computer Science, Spring 2015
Boulder Digital Arts, Boulder, Colorado
UI/UX Certification, Aug 2012
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
M.A. in American Civilization/Material Culture
Masters Thesis: Contemporary American Pattern: Content and Symmetry Analysis
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
A.B. in Anthropology/Archeology with Honors
Graduated Magna cum Laude
Senior Honors Thesis: The Side Gallery House: an Analysis of Antiguan Folk Housing
Rapid prototyping: Tumult/Hype, Justinmind, Balsamiq, Heuristic Evaluation
Graphic design: Adobe Creative Suite, draw.io
Trip Tracker Online
Created a web app for Boulder Valley School District’s Trip Tracker program.
Created an interactive pictionary-telephone game that integrates with Slack’s RTM API.
Created, in collaboration with Shannon Forsman and Kim Schlessinger, a web app that uses various APIs to show the user the UV index and the solar path for a given zip code at the current time.
Ping Pong Score Keeper
Created a ping pong score keeper using AngularJS.
Use strategic design thinking to make things work. Combine user research, content strategy, heuristic evaluation, information architecture, analytics, cognitive models, and visual signifiers to create products with an intuitive user interface. Communicate large amounts of information quickly via data visualization. Design that works is a lifelong passion, as is the pursuit of harmony between form and function. I currently apply these skills to web and mobile applications. See my app design and web design portfolio at http://jennyknuth.com/portfolio.
TrueJune Design, 2008–present
Design and create a line of meticulously handcrafted jewelry for the active, outdoor market. I apply creative problem solving to all aspects of running a successful small business: needfinding; prototyping; product and package design and production; researching, testing, and sourcing materials; durability testing and quality control; photography; analytics and marketing; storage; display; sales; and customer service. See http://truejune.com for portfolio and blog.
3:16, An Exhibit of Calligraphy; September 1989–December 1995
Researched, designed, wrote, produced, and managed, in collaboration with Herman Zapf and Donald Knuth, an NEA-supported traveling exhibition of contemporary, international calligraphy. Work included communication and collaboration with artists and type designers such as Herman Zapf, Sumner Stone, Andrzej Kot, David Kindersley, and Kris Holmes.
Environmental Resource Specialist
Labat Environmental, Inc.; 2006–present
Teach scientists techniques for clear technical writing. Create style guides for each client to ensure consistent communication and efficient workflow. Format reports for compliance with NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) regulations. Research, write, and edit EISs (environmental impact statements) as part of a team.
Holistic Parenting Magazine; 2013–present
Author of “Try This!” a DIY column for a national, bi-monthly, natural-parenting magazine. Research, design, and create seasonal projects suitable for ages child to adult. With text and images, clearly and concisely explain how to make each project. Photograph and style each activity for print publication.
Freelance magazine writer; 2005–present
Feature writer for national magazines. Contact me for clips or see LinkedIn profile for current links.
Freelance editor; 1996–present
Craft writing to communicate clearly to the desired audience. Selected content that is useful, usable, and consistent. Organize content so that it can be easily and naturally accessed.
Cochrane Collaboration, Oxford, UK; 2000–2003
Worked as a member of the Collaborative Review Group in Pregnancy and Childbirth to review contributions to The Cochrane Library from a consumer (user) perspective.
Putnam Investments, Communications Department, Boston, Massachusetts; Spring 1996–Fall 1997
Edited and proofed all company publications including educational booklets, monthly reports, newsletters, retirement planning brochures, advertisements, and financial documents. Emphasis on consistent communication via words and graphics.
Stream International; Spring 1996
Edited 700-page guide to software products and services for international IT corporation.
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Computer Science Division, Reading, Massachusetts; 1991–1994
Commented on computer book manuscripts prior to publication as a user reviewer.
Stanford University Museum of Art; Summer 1993
Cataloged ethnographic collections to comply with NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) regulations. Researched cataloging methods for a large collection of Native American artifacts. Archived print collections and researched contemporary printmakers.
Ulin, Dann & Lambe, Seattle, Washington; November 1989–June 1990
Researched and retrieved records for case histories, prepared materials for trials, briefs, and other presentations, and managed administrative tasks for a top-500 law firm.
Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island; September 1988–January 1989
Researched Rhode Island industrial history and designed and compiled a database of 20,000 patented items for an exhibition about Rhode Island inventions.