About.

Based in Denver, Colorado

My core career zest is in helping businesses revamp their approach or develop new products and services.

About me

My process involves thinking through changes - evaluating adjacent details, flow, natural language and content - while maintaining momentum and a clear view of the big picture and data insights.

In 2003 I began working in tech, designing & building websites and interfaces. 17 years later I'm more fascinated than ever by the craft of digital design and what goes into successful products and services.

I've created information hierarchy through the mediums of SMS, email, chat bot, wayfinding, touch-screen kiosks, digital signage, iOS apps, as well as web apps ranging from desktop, laptop, and tablet breakpoints through the smallest mobile screen size necessary for inclusivity and accessibility.

I've worked with B2B companies such as Athlinks Services, B2E with Kapost (acquired by Upland Software), direct-to-consumer brands Havenly and Artifact Uprising, digital product research and strategy firm Frontside (now 15 Degrees), high-impact dev firm Big Compass, startups like SafetyWeb (acquired by Experian 2011), accelerators like TechStars, and helped modernize approaches for in-house Higher Ed design teams (CSU, CU Boulder, CIRES and NOAA).

I lead meetups and design conversations, as our senior UX Co-Organizer for Ladies that UX Denver.

I enjoy experiencing the architecture of physical structures, mentoring, being mentored, learning about horticulture 🌱 , evolving my practice and further educating myself in design as well as the mechanisms of the world we inhabit.

Skills + Process

Product positioning
Discovery, research, evaluation
Problem statement, aligning on goals
Lo-fi concepting, writing, whiteboarding
Experience, prototyping, break points
Information hierarchy, typography
Brand board, palette, high-fidelity visual interface design
Component library, deliverables to dev
Design system framework & maintenance
Tracking – i.e. objective, key results, usage
Presenting results and debriefing

Tactical + tools

I modify existing – and write – snippets of HTML5, CSS3, and basic JS.

I use the above with browser inspect to define front-end dev work, evaluate page load, and report bugs.

Also
Writing, Sorting, Maps, Flow Charts
Figma, Sketch, Craft, InVision
Zeplin, Balsamiq, Webflow (micro-animations)
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Material Design, iOS HIG
65 wpm, 97% accuracy
Avid listener of UX Podcast

Selected experience

Power Pro Leasing
Lead User Experience Designer

Havenly
UX/UI Designer

Frontside (now 15 Degrees)
UX/UI Designer

Artifact Uprising
Product Designer

Kapost (now Upland Kapost)
Lead UX/UI Designer

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts: Digital – 2007
Technology Arts & Media Certificate – 2006

Colorado State University
Supervisor Training – 2015
Models and Fundamentals,
Legal Considerations

© 2020 Jennifer Gunther
All visuals are protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Built using Webflow and some custom CSS.