HELLO, I'M JESSIE MELE

Web Designer.
Photographer.
Student.

A little bit about me....

I am currently a freelance Front End Developer/Designer. I am also finishing the Web Design Professional Certificate Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I have already completed the two year Web Design Essentials Certificate. I received my BFA in Photography from The University of the Arts in 1999 and did freelance photography work for 10 years. A New Jersey native, I came to Philadelphia in 1995 for college, fell in love with the city, and never left. In my down time I enjoy yoga, cycling, the beach, crossword puzzles, and time spent with my husband and our boxer Ladybug.

Skills

In my time in The University of the Arts Web Design Certification Programs I have learned so many skills that I can carry on through every project I work on, including:
* Client/project requirements gathering
* Content analysis, personas, and scenarios
* UI/UX
* Web site planning- mood boards, site diagrams and low, medium and high fidelity wireframes
* High fidelity mock-up creation and PSD or Illustrator to HTML conversion
* HTML5 and CSS 3
* Javascript, jQuery
* Semantic mark-up
* Responsive Web Design
* CSS responsive framework Skeleton
* Authoring and debugging using developer tools
* WordPress

For my own personal learning I have attended:
* WordCamp (a WordPress related technical conference)
* Girl Develop It's - Basics of Ruby and Sinatra (an introduction to Back-End Programming taught by Zach Feldman, Co-Founder of the New York Code + Design Academy)
* Girl Develop It's - Transitioning to Web and Interaction Base Design (a lecture on Interaction Design from James Pannafino author of Interdisciplinary Interaction Design – A Visual Guide)
* Philadelphia UI/UX Design's - Tutorial, Design Challenge, and User Testing (an introduction to the Marvel Prototyping App)
*Philadelphia WordPress Meetup Group - Making a WordPress Theme from a PSD
*Girl Develop It's - *HTML/CSS 202: Flexbox Layouts

Freelance Project Work

Tom Mendicino Books - An author's website that I designed and developed while working closely with my client and his publicist to adhere to their needs and input.

Soma Movement & Therapeutics -A boutique fitness facility's website that I designed and developed with the clients needs for an aesthetic yet functional website in mind.

Content Management Work

I'm currently the content manager for Tom Mendicino Books , Soma Movement & Therapeutics & Spread Bagelry. My duties include updates to information, adding new media, and small revisions to each site's look and functionality.

School Projects

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