Manifesto for Agile Software Development

"We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more."

- agilemanifesto.org

 

Jennifer Beser

jenniferbeser@gmail.com

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Mar 2018 – Nov 2018

Leidos | UX Designer

Presented to management a more efficient System Engineers process on gathering requirements. Designed workflows and wireframes. Performed User Studies with SME’S. Helped create a user friendly UI for controlling weaponry for the Army. Provided guidelines/tutorial on creating a Design System to management and team. Presented implementation of accessibility. Worked with Developers on implementing the prototypes.

July 2017 – Current

Jenbeser.com | UX Designer

Implement UX and Graphic Design knowledge to freelance to non-profits and corporations. Contracted to Profiles as a short term freelancer at an ad agency to work on a Bill and Melinda Gates project. Creating a class for UX Basics and two courses for Accessibility and Design Systems for Developers and Designers to be taught at college level.

 

Feb 2016 – Feb 2017

Robbins Gioia | UX Designer

I viewed requirements from Jira and gather from raw user data. I created a sitemap and Identity Access Management (IAM) personas. I also research, contribute, and coded some of the SAM Web Design Standards (a branch of the USWDS). I helped perform user testing, and created user flows and mockups for IAM, SAM.gov Reporting, and My Access pages. I took part in an SAFe Agile process. Job located at GSA.

 

Jul 2015 – Sep 2015

The World Bank | UX Designer

Short term contract for Experis, located at The World Bank to collect requirements, create personas, user journeys, sitemap, wireframes, worked with Bootstrap, Axure, and developers.

 

Sep 2014 – Mar 2015

Healthcare Interactive | UX Designer

Gathered requirements, created user stories, use cases, sitemaps, wireframes, coded front-end UI’s, and worked with developers (etc). Performed heuristics and user testing.

 

Mar 2014 – Jul 2014

Adecco Group | Usability Expert

Perform The Systems Development Life Cycle for Planning, Analysis, Design, and Implementation to projects that reach 5,000+ Johns Hopkins University APL employees on a daily basis.

 

Oct 2013 – May 2014

E-ISG Asset Management Team | UX Design Intern

Designed a web banner for their website (07’). As a Graphic Design Intern (04’), created company logo used on all communications and advertising. Starting (10/2013) working as an intern providing ux support to app and website development.

 

Jun 2012 – Aug 2012

Anthro Tronix | Web Design Intern

I programmed and designed a website for children learning software in XHTML and CSS and evaluated and tested some work projects.

 

May 2011 – Aug 2011

Johns Hopkins University APL | Web Design

I was developing information graphics, web interfaces and tools for Cyber Security. I learned and programmed in; Javascript, XHTML, PHP, Ajax, CSS, and jQuery.

 

EDUCATION

Baltimore, MD, USA

Aug 2011 – May 2013

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Masters in Science in Human Centered Computing

 

Baltimore, MD, USA

Aug 2002 – May 2006

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

BFA in Graphic Design and Concentration in Interactive Media

 

CERTIFICATION

SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification

 

SKILLS

HCI / UX Web Designer, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, SAFe Agile Certified, Gather Requirements, Personas, Use Cases, User Stories/Journeys, Prototyping, Heuristic Eval, Task Analysis, Focus Groups, Surveys, WCAG 2.0, Sitemaps, Human Centered Interface Design, Systems Analysis, Usability Testing, IA, Research, GRAPHIC DESIGN Typography, Graphic Design, Print Process, Illustration, Identity Design, Info/Data Visualizations, Photography

 

SOFTWARE

GRAPHIC DESIGN InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge, Illustrator, Sound Studio, Soundbooth, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom, SLR Digital Camera, basic 3D-Max, basic Maya
MICROSOFT Microsoft Office, Visual Studio EMBEDDED COMPUTING Arduino, Fritzing, sensors
WEB Dreamweaver, Sublime, TextMate, Axure, Balsamiq, Jira

 

AWARDS

Maryland Institute College of Art

Presidential Scholarship

National Art Honor Society Scholarship

MD Educational Asst. Grant

MICA Talent Grant

Dean's List

Photography

Honorable Mention for International Photo Contes at Parsons.

Published in B&W Magazine: 2016 and 2018 winner for the Portfolio Contest

Published and won award in Photographer’s Forum Magazine 2017 and 2018.