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About

Hi.

I'm Kat. I'm a user experience designer and code-dabbler(HTML/CSS) based in Cincinnati, Ohio. I prefer Spotify to Pandora, and if you give me a DSLR and a free day, I'm a happy girl.

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Design, where I gained real-world work experience in a variety of environments in their co-op program.

I am currently working for TradeGlobal in Cincinnati. Prior to TradeGlobal, I worked at Resource/Ammirati, An IBM Company, primarily on the Proctor & Gamble eStore & The Bush Brothers Company, and Barefoot Proximity, where my main client was Home Made Simple, a Procter & Gamble property. I have also previously been employed by Warner Bros Entertainment, Delta Air Lines, CINMAR/Frontgate, and some amazing freelance clients.

Work

Some pieces I'm proud of

Resume

I've done some stuff

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Position Objective:

To obtain an interactive designer position that will utilize my creative and technical skills.

Professional Experience

TradeGlobal Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Manager of User Experience Design 2014-Present

  • Provided UX best practice recommendations to client & development teams, strategically implementing new features to e-commerce platforms to merge user & client goals
  • Performed UX evaluations, user interviews, & prototypes for internal SaaS offerings, decreasing user abandonment
  • Interviewed, hired, and managed a small team of UX designers and contractors to meet business and client goals on time & on budget

Resource/Ammirati, An IBM Company Cincinnati, Ohio
Designer 2012-2014

  • Lead designer, writer, & strategist in charge of working on-site with the client team, providing creative assets to support their e-commerce platform, & owning the process from start to finish. Incorporated A/B learning lab testing & integrated campaigns with multiple touchpoints
  • Designed interactive pieces for various clients held by the agency, including desktop, mobile, and responsive websites & email communications.

Barefoot Proximity Cincinnati, Ohio
Interactive Designer 2008-2011

  • Concepted content, art-directed photo shoots & produced assets for monthly and weekly updates to the editorial Procter & Gamble soft-sell property, HomeMadeSimple.com
  • Supported the Home Made Simple brand's promotions, creating designs for web, print, DTC and in-store pieces
  • Developed website designs for other clients within the agency such as J. Peterman, Scripps, etc.
  • Directly responsible for intern program including Interviewing, hiring, mentoring and completion of evaluations
  • Assisted others within the interactive design group by producing existing design concepts

Katfolio Cincinnati, Ohio
Freelance Designer 2007-Present

  • Created brand identities and guidelines for small business clients
  • Designed and developed websites and social media strategies

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc New York, New York
Interactive Marketing Intern 2007

  • Designed and created movie-branded websites, MySpace profiles, & Apple/Quicktime pages
  • Responsible for creating online marketing tools and compositional layouts

Delta Air Lines, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia
In-Flight Analyst 2006

  • Researched and helped to implement stand-alone e-learning modules for flight attendants
  • Designed and executed a model for field service manager training

Education

University of Cincinnati:
College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP)
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Digital Design

Additional Education:
Miami University
Improving Leadership for Improved Performance Fall 2011

 

Technical Skills

  • Visual, Interface, & Experience Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketch
  • HTML & CSS prototyping
  • InVision prototyping
  • Responsive design
  • Monetate
  • Demandware
  • Microsoft Office

Personal Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Responsible, organized, hardworking, and efficient
  • Enjoys challenging projects that require creative solutions
  • Has the ability to work well within a team environment or solo

Contact

Thanks for looking. I’d love to hear from you.

I can be reached via email at kathryn.jenkinson@gmail.com

Or, if you wish to call me, my phone number is 513.484.4217

I accept carrier pigeons, smoke signals, or morse code in a pinch

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