Jennifer Stock, Designer

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The only important thing about design

is how it relates

 to people.

—Victor Papanek

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My name is Jennifer Stock

and I like digital communication.

As a user experience designer, my aim is to choreograph understanding.

I draw on my interests in psychology, computer programming, language and the graphic arts to encourage meaningful, fluid, and emotionally rich connections between people—and information.

Background

Huntington,West Virginia
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Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology

Jun 1992  •  Marshall University  •  Huntington, WV

Project Management for the Web

Sept 2000  •  The School of Visual Concepts  •  Seattle, WA

Presenting Data & Information

Jun 2004  •  A One-Day Course by Edward Tufte  •  Seattle, WA

Introduction to Graphic Design

Nov 2007  •  UW Experimental College  •  Seattle, WA

Master of Science (MSIM) in
Information Management

Aug 2012  •  UW iSchool  •  Seattle, WA

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There are many artists who…see their value and justification in novelty; but they are wrong. Novelty is hardly ever important. What matters is always this one thing: to penetrate to the very heart of a thing, and create it better.

—Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

  • Enthusiastic and creative user of jQuery and CSS3.
  • Expert user of Photoshop, inDesign, and Illustrator. Equally capable in both Macintosh and Windows environments.
  • More than fifteen years of continuous employment in digital & print publishing.
  • Genuinely interested in compassionate communication.
  • Fluent in hand-coded standards-compliant HTML, CSS, PHP, XML & XSLT.
  • Masterful & stylish visual design sense.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Agile at prototyping, wireframing, and concept mapping.
  • Experienced in the full cycle of user-centered design, from user research through usability testing.
  • Quick to understand complex systems and to humanely translate requirements.
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Viewbook

The Web is Beautiful
The Web is Everyone
These are some examples of my work.
Parent Calendar
Parents and family of UW students
Designer & Producer
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I have always been drawn to the task of honoring the process of meaning-making through careful and creative information presentation.
Academic Calendar Posters
UW Students
Designer & Producer
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In junior high I painted clipboards for my friends, turning each blank slate into a colorful collection of words and images.
Older Work (Websites)
General Public
Designer & Developer
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UW Academic Advisers
Designer & Developer
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My vocation—the song I was born to sing—is to combine emotional sensitivity with information management, in the service of communication and understanding.
UW Students
Developer & Designer
MSIM Capstone Project
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At the University I have the privilege of mentoring students in web design and development. I share my experience and excitement for the craft while encouraging them to trust their instincts.
Students
Developer & Designer
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Not content to simply inform, I aim to delight and empower.
Students
Usability Testing
Prototype Development
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My aim is to master the art of the interface. My calling is to negotiate the boundary between signal and noise. My instinct is to communicate clearly and to partner with people as they seek to create, communicate, and make sense of their world.
UW Students
Designer & Developer
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Students
Designer & Developer
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I draw on my interests in psychology, computer programming, language and the graphic arts to organize and present information within collaborative systems that evoke positive emotions and invite and reward exploration and creativity.
Languages of the UW (Prototype)
Students
Designer & Developer
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Undergraduate Academic Affairs
General Public
Designer & Developer
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Undergraduate Academic Advising Council
UW Academic Advisers
Developer & Designer
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Humanistic design cannot happen without user research and frequent cycles of usability testing.
Advisers Guide (Print Publication)
UW Academic Advisers
Producer & Designer
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UW Connection (Email Newsletter)
Students
Designer & Developer
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Digital publishing has always meant one thing to me: empowerment, for myself and others.
First Year Programs
Students
Designer & Developer
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UW Student Planner (Print Publication)
Students
Producer, Designer & Photographer
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Students
Designer & Developer
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What do I want to do next? I don't know, but I am open to learning.

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    Created in Seattle, WA in the winter of 2012–13

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