Hi there. My name is Jess. I'm a Communication Designer and Biomimicry Educator.
Since 2008, I have worked with clients to help them translate complicated concepts and specialist jargon into compelling, user-friendly, visual communication. A more recent aspect of my career has been working both solo and with teams to create programmes and designs for (online) education, and I am looking to steer my career in the direction of Instructional & Learning Design.
This line of work is supported by the fact that I am an avid researcher, and am particularly tenacious and pro-active when it comes to problem solving.
My passion for biology combined with my insatiable curiosity lead me to biomimicry – a multidisciplinary design paradigm that I have been studying and subsequently teaching for the past few years. In 2015, I returned to university for the year to pursue my BTech degree; my dissertation was an investigation into how biomimicry could be integrated into high school curricula. I am an ardent advocate of this rapidly developing field, and I try to incorporate it's principles into whatever I am working on.
The location and duration of my work experience has been diverse; varying from 9-5 in-house at both large and small agencies, to timezone-adjusted remote work from overseas, as well as ad-hoc freelance work at any given time. This diversity of contexts has given me the ability to integrate quickly and effectively into any company, and to be self-managed with good communication skills. You can see a more comprehensive overview of my experience on my LinkedIn profile.
When I’m not working, I can usually be found outdoors, and usually geeking out completely over some little plant, animal or phenomenon that I have just discovered. I also love traveling, so my list of things to be amazed by never grows any shorter.
If you’re looking for someone who is bright, reliable and takes initiative, and who can help you to turn information into engaging learning experiences – let’s talk!