EDUCATION

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

 

 

SKILLS

Programming: JavaScript, Node.js, the MEAN stack, Python, Ruby, C++, Semantic HTML, CSS/Sass, D3.js, MongoDB, AngularJS

Rapid prototyping: Tumult/Hype, Justinmind, Balsamiq, Heuristic Evaluation

Graphic design: Adobe Creative Suite, draw.io

 

WEB APPS

Trip Tracker Online

  github.com/jennyknuth/triptracker-angular
Created a web app for Boulder Valley School District’s Trip Tracker program.

 

Slaxophone

  github.com/jennyknuth/slaxophone
Created an interactive pictionary-telephone game that integrates with Slack’s RTM API.

 

Sun Dial

  github.com/jennyknuth/azimuth
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.

 

JavaScript Diagram

  github.com/jennyknuth/collapsible-tree-javascript-diagram
Using a tree diagram from D3.js and an illustration by coodict.com, the entire javascript language is displayed in one interactive chart.

 

Tic-Tac-Toe

  github.com/jennyknuth/tic-tac-toe
Created a tic-tac-toe game on github pages using only JavaScript and CSS.

 

Ping Pong Score Keeper

  github.com/jennyknuth/ping-pong
Created a ping pong score keeper using AngularJS.

 

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

UX Designer

jennyknuth.com, 2012–present

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.

Designer/Owner

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.

Exhibit Designer/Coordinator

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.

 

 

 WRITING/EDITING EXPERIENCE

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.

Columnist

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.

Writer

Freelance magazine writer; 2005–present

Feature writer for national magazines. Contact me for clips or see  LinkedIn profile for current links.

Editor

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.

Reviewer

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.

Copyeditor

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.

Copyeditor

Stream International; Spring 1996

Edited 700-page guide to software products and services for international IT corporation.  

Book Reviewer

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Computer Science Division, Reading, Massachusetts; 1991–1994

Commented on computer book manuscripts prior to publication as a user reviewer.

 

 

ANALYSIS/RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Museum Archivist

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.

Legal Researcher

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.

Exhibit Researcher

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.

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