JENNIFER A. BILOTTA

jenna@thepinkestblack.com

   
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EDUCATION

Master of Science - May 2003 - Information Design and Technology
[ Georgia Institute of Technology ]

Bachelor of Fine Art - Dec 2000 - Digital Multimedia/Photography
[ Atlanta College of Art and Design ]

 

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EXPERIENCE

July 2006 - Current

Senior User Experience Designer
[ Google ]
User experience designer (one of several) working on Gmail, Google's web mail application, and current primary designer for Google Reader.

Feb 2004 - April 2006

Senior User Experience Designer
[ User Insight, Inc. ]
Construction and presentation of 508 training materials to development teams. 508 audits on major web applications. Assist client with creation of WCAG and Section 508 compliant web sites and applications. Design and execute user research studies, including usability tests, focus groups, surveys, interviews and contextual inquiries. Perform analysis and synthesize assessment findings for presentation of final reports. Worked closely with clients before and after user research to maximize impact of findings. Using an iterative user-centered design process, redesign several major websites from usability testing through prototyping and implementation.

Jan 2000 - Feb 2004

Graphic/Web Designer & Web Accessibility Researcher
[ Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) ]
Development of original web accessibility research, training courses and web accessibility information dissemination. Creation of WCAG and Section 508 compliant web sites. Creating of accessible audio and video content. Creation of original graphics for implementation in new media applications, flash/director development, client interaction, project initiation, development and implementation, web design and programming, design, produce, and manage all in-house or contracted print jobs.

Jan 2000 - Feb 2004

Graphic/Web Designer & Web Accessibility Researcher
[ Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) ]
Development of original web accessibility research, training courses and web accessibility information dissemination. Creation of WCAG and Section 508 compliant web sites. Creating of accessible audio and video content. Creation of original graphics for implementation in new media applications, flash/director development, client interaction, project initiation, development and implementation, web design and programming, design, produce, and manage all in-house or contracted print jobs.

Dec 2001 - Jan 2004

Graphic Designer (freelance)
[ The Shepherd Center ]
Creation of original illustrative graphics for Shepherd Center telerehabilitation web site. Illustration topics include but not limited to: brain injury, self-catheterization (male and female), spinal cord injury, and bowel/bladder care.

Jan 2000 - Feb 2000

Graphic Designer
[ Engineered Multimedia ]
Contract graphic designer. Creation of dynamic graphics for NASA CD-ROM “NASA Space Transportation: Past, Present and Future.”

Dec 1999 - Feb 2000

Graphic/Web Designer
[ www.gelatinchicken.com ]
Flash development, interface design, programming GUI, animation.

May 1999 - Oct 1999

Print Production Assistant
Flournoy Holmes Design
Color separations, print design, text/typography layout and design, client consulting, job coordination, web design and programming, some production duties for mass-produced print jobs (i.e. Widespread Panic album cover for “‘Til the medicine takes”).

 

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SKILLS

Expert

Section 508 and W3C accessibility guidelines. Adobe Photoshop, Image Ready, Illustrator & After Effects. Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks & Freehand. Final Cut Pro, Quark, Sound Editing, BBEdit, MS Office. Languages: XHTML, CSS, HTML.

Intermediate

Adobe Premier, Macromedia Director. Languages (fundamental): XML, PHP, javascript & Actionscript.

 

* References upon request

 

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