about me

about me

Hi there! I'm Jess Paley and I'm a graphic & web designer with some front-end developing skills (I coded this website myself). Currently I'm available for full-time work as well as freelance. If you want to chat, you can contact me here.

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DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Rohrbach Library of Kutztown University | Kutztown, PA
Graphic Designer | September 2017 - Present

Design way-finding materials and graphics to improve the accessibility of library resources, including vinyl wall and directory graphics.
Communicate daily with printers to coordinate signage production, layout, and installation of final materials.
Collaborate with various departments within the library to design web assets and print materials for events such as their Open House and The Human Library.

QVC | West Chester, PA
UX Design Intern | Summers 2017, 2018

Assisted the UX Design team with various e-commerce design projects while participating in weekly staff and task-specific meetings.
Researched, explored, and designed a possible new UI design for QVC's iOS app, taking into account ADA compliance and relevant user testing results.
Created on-brand graphics, as well as UI layout options, for the PayPal feature scheduled to launch as a new payment method for Fall 2018.
Teamed up with fellow QVC Interns as part of the Summer Internship Program to brainstorm, design, and pitch a new retail concept for the company's executives.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

American Institute of Graphic Arts | Kutztown Chapter
Program Leader | Font Fellows Mentorship Program
Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Lead and organized mentorship program for AIGA student members within Kutztown University's Communication Design major.
Paired and assigned upperclass design mentors to freshman and sophomore students based on design strengths and interests.
Planned events and meetings for members that encouraged networking, collaboration, and support among students in Kutztown's AIGA chapter.

Designathon | Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Spring 2018, 2019

Kutztown University Communication Design's annual 24-hour event where students and faculty donate their time and resources to design for local non-profit organizations.
Partnered with a fellow design student to design and code a custom Wordpress site for Replace the Hate, a non-profit group led by design educators that seeks to embrace diversity and combat hate in the community through art.