User-Centered Design

Visual Design, Prototyping, Wireframes, Research, Information Architecture

Web Content Management

Website Production, Web Project Management, WordPress, HTML, CSS

About Me

Jessica, but call me Jess!
Pronouns: she/her

Jess is currently a Web Project Manager in Web Services at Georgetown University (GU). She is the lead project manager (PM) for GU WordPress NextGen.

The GU WordPress NextGen project blends two codebases to create a new custom WordPress theme, 1789, for University websites and a plugin that houses new and refactored custom Gutenberg Editor blocks for the University’s websites. 

In addition, as a project manager, she collaborates with the other PMs, designers, and developers, as well as maintains projects’ scopes and timelines. She assesses a project’s progress and keeps the project moving forward through preparing, scheduling, and leading meetings and working sessions. Lastly, she represents Web Services on content editors’ projects as a project manager and occasionally as a UX consultant.

She has an M.S. in User-Centered Design from Brandeis University and a B.A. in History with a minor in Digital Studies from the University of Mary Washington.

Outside of work (technically still inside at the moment), she enjoys attending concerts (pre-COVID), keeping up on tv shows, and playing Animal Crossing New Horizons, which has been a great distraction during quarantine! Most importantly, she is an enthusiastic dog mom to her lovely Westie, Sophie.

Recent Projects

Domain of One’s Own Site

WordPress (Custom Page Template, Custom CSS, Custom Plugin) Help Guides, Educational Resources Years Managed: Late 2016-2019Design Update: Late 2019* Tools Using: WordPress (custom page template, custom plugin, page builder), CSS Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) is Read more…

Redesign Prototype: Apple Weather App

Prototypes (sketches, paper, low and high-fidelity) Graduate Research, Final ProjectRUCD 150: Prototyping and EvaluationBrandeis University, Summer 2018 Tools Used: Proto.io, iMovie, Paper For my final project, I redesigned Apple’s Weather app. I created paper, low-fidelity, Read more…