Jen Kinzie

2nd

Previous positions

  • Jr. Brand Designer at PLAE (plae.co)
  • UI Designer at AuditionMe, Inc

Education

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, “Bachelor of Fine Arts”, Graphic Design

 

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Background

Summary

Creating delightful intuitive interface experiences.

Experience

  • Jr. Designer

    Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc.

    April 2019 – Present(6 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Jr. Brand Designer

    PLAE (plae.co)

    October 2016 – March 2019(2 years 5 months)San Francisco, CA

    Crafted assets for brand and product materials, managed and edited thousands of photos, managed overseas consultants, designed and coded HTML emails and web banners, UX/UI for e-commerce checkout, and upheld brand consistency

  • UI Designer

    AuditionMe, Inc

    July 2016 – January 2017(6 months)Menlo Park, CA

    Freelance UI Designer for the iOS app AuditionMe. Updated the on boarding program, designed the flow and interface of new features, worked in a sprint cycle, and balanced remote communications.

  • Design Intern

    LifeSite

    July 2016 – October 2016(3 months)Mountain View, CA

    Created graphics, designed UX/UI features for both the mobile app and website on both Android and iOS, designed work-flows, wireframes, and prototypes, managed overseas developers, QA tested new features, and conducted user interviews

  • Graphic Design Team Leader

    Cru

    April 2014 – June 2016(2 years 2 months)San Luis Obispo, CA

    Managed a team of five designers, created promotional materials, t-shirts and short turn-around weekly digital announcements, designed UX/UI for the website, and guided a senior engineering class on brand standards and app design

  • Graphic Designer

    California Polytechnic State University

    June 2015 – December 2015(6 months)San Luis Obispo, CA

    Designed promotional swag materials and various print media, designed web information architecture, wireframes, and UX/UI

  • Video Editor

    B.E. Lynch & Sons, Inc.

    May 2013 – September 2014(1 year 4 months)Modesto, CA

    Converted old slides to digital format, produced movies from 8mm footage, integrated music & typographic treatments

  • Clerical Assistant

    Ripon Family Physicians

    August 2008 – August 2010(2 years)Ripon, CA

Education

  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    “Bachelor of Fine Arts”, Graphic Design

    2012 – 2016

    Activities and Societies

    AIGA Cal Poly Student Chapter

  • sprintdesigner.com

    Class, Product Design Pro

    2016 – 2016

    Product Design Course by Xander Pollock, of sprintdesigner.com

Skills & Expertise

  • Graphic Design
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Illustration
  • Mobile Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • User Research
  • Branding & Identity
  • User Experience Design
  • Microsoft Office
  • Drawing
  • After Effects
  • User Experience Testing
  • User-centered Design
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Usability Testing
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Packaging Design
  • Visual Design
  • Typography
  • Wireframing
  • Social Media
  • Magento
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Agile Methodologies
  • User Experience
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Scrum