Sarah Jennings

Strategist / Maker / Prototyper /

Designer / Builder / Innovator /

Good Person to Have Around

I like to make.

I like to make cool things do cool things. Including but not limited to: Prototypes, websites, baked goods, graphics, collateral, puppets, hackathons/design sprints, props/costumes and pretty much anything else that comes my way where I can help someone build a business, birth a product or test an idea. 

I have over a decade of experience leading fast paced creative teams, inspiring innovation and building killer digital products. I love solving problems through user centered design processes and I think the most beautiful thing in the world is something that works well. I’m excited to see what we can build together!  

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[Sarahs] creativity and passion were a constant source of motivation for the team; whether it was UI prototyping in a supermarket carpark or inspirational ideation sessions, she always brought a unique energy to everything she did.

– Andrew Wragg, Senior Software Engineer, Premium Experience Lab (PXL),
Verizon Digital Media Services

What fun am I having for work?

Here’s a quick download:

  • I am in the middle of getting an EMBA from University of Maryland, Smith school of Business, and I graduate in May!
  • I am working with a few small businesses to improve their SEO and branding
  • and outside of work – for the Maryland YMCA, I’m on the Community Leadership Board where I help plan events and programs for the YMCAs in Baltimore City.  I also revived the PTO for my daughter’s school and set them up with a website and helped them become a 501C3 registered non-profit.

 

What work am I doing for fun?

My daughter’s school is a Chinese immersion charter school, and I wanted to help update their space. I scaled up and painted a map of the world in their school parking lot, and I’m very proud of it. 

Map of the world painted in the parking lot of the Baltimore International Academy

Years Experience

Creatives

Happy Brands

I can walk the walk…

Design

  • Digital, Graphic,  User Centered and Traditional design methods and practices
  • Adobe Suite
  • Figma, Sketch & Adobe XD
  • Powerpoint / Keynote / Google Slides
  • Product Design / Prototyping
  • MA in Publications Design
  • Previous career in Theater (Costumes and Props)

Website Builds

  • HTML / CSS
  • WordPress
    • Divi  / Beaver Builder / Elementor / show me a site builder and I’ll show you how to use it.
    • WooCommerce
    • Plugins & Integrations with other web services
  • Shopify / Hubspot sites
  • Enough PHP and Javascript to modify most templated systems and make your web dreams come true

 

And I can talk the talk.

Strategy

  • Design Thinking / Design Sprints
  • Project management
  • Prototyping
    • Paper / Wireframing
    • Invision & other digital prototyping tools
  • User Testing (digitally & in person)
  • Website / Platform Structuring
  • Startup Pitch Decks & Strategy
  • Testing ideas for business viability

Speaking

  • Experience presenting to groups from 1 to 100 people on multiple continents
  • Adept at explaining complicated technical concepts to non-technical people, and vice versa (Nerd / Luddite translator)
  • UX Design adjunct professor for Goucher MA Program
  • Engaging and dynamic speaker
  • Great at getting people excited
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I simply have not seen better igniter of a spark in people – both externally and internally than Sarah.

– Paul Palmieri, Co-founder & General Partner Grit Capital

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She’s never happy until units/landing pages, etc. are completely stunning and clients are thrilled. She has led the charge on rich media, video, etc. units. I miss her infectious personality and creatively-charged brain.

– #16 Business Insider – Most creative people in Mobile advertising

Set up some time with me

SeriouslyJennings@gmail.com

Text me to start a chat about a project

804-245-0912

Check me out on Linkedin