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?

Right now I’m working for Alef Edge as the Director of Product Management and Product Marketing. Here’s a quick download: 

 

What work am I doing for fun?

I wanted the back deck of my 1890s house to have the same gingerbread cutouts as the front porch, but couldn’t find them anywhere. I created a vector illustration of the shape and took a CNC router class at Openworks so I could use the equipment. I then cut out, sealed and painted hundreds of balusters that now make up the railings of the deck and I LOVE IT. 

Years Experience

Creatives

Happy Brands

I can walk the walk…

Design

  • Proficient in 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