Jane Levy is a designer and educator with over 7 years of experience working in the education, non-profit, and consulting fields.

As a designer, Jane has the skills of both a design researcher and visual designer. Her experience includes conducting user research to create design tools such as insights, personas, and customer journeys as well as creating visual designs including animations, graphics, and websites.

Jane’s experience as an educator includes mentoring teens, teaching undergraduate courses, and facilitating professional development for teachers. At the Smithsonian Institution and the Pearson Foundation she developed innovative digital media programs for museums and classrooms.


WORK EXPERIENCE
Booz Allen Hamilton

Design Researcher, Senior Consultant | 2015 – 2016

  • Collaborated with firm-wide cross-functional teams to redesign internal services.

  • Coordinated user experience interviews and maintained an accurate research schedule.

  • Conducted user interview and usability sessions for online and in-person services.

  • Analyzed research data to develop insights, personas, blueprints, and prototypes.

  • Recorded research notes, conducted analysis, and reported findings to senior stakeholders.

  • Designed prototypes, customer journeys, presentations, and icons used in iterative research and service experience development.

  • Assisted division leadership in developing visuals that effectively communicate strategic messages and storylines to ensure stakeholder buy-in and funding.

  • Developed branding and communications materials to market services across the firm.

Smithsonian Institution

ARTLAB+ Q?rius Mentor | 2013 – 2015

  • Collaborated with educators at the National Museum of Natural History and ARTLAB+.

  • Designed and facilitated workshops combining Art and Science as part of a STEAM pilot.

  • Wrote, designed, and revised materials using instructional design and STEAM principles.

  • Created and conducted surveys to evaluate individual workshops.

  • Conducted outreach through emails, event webpages, and social media posts.

  • More information about the ARTLAB+ Q?rius programs. 

ARTLAB+ Mentor & Intern | 2011 – 2012

  • Developed innovative digital media programs for underserved teens in the DC metro area.

  • Wrote, designed, and revised materials using instructional design and HOMAGO (Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out) principles.

  • Ensured consistency of formatting, style, and content across curriculum.

  • Facilitated teen workshops and mentored youth in an informal, drop-in setting.

  • Conducted outreach through emails, event webpages, and social media posts.

  • More information about ARTLAB+ programs.

Pearson Foundation’s New Learning Institute

Digital Media Specialist | 2011 – 2014

  • Planned, facilitated, and supported a variety of workshops with educators and students.

  • Collaborated with a diverse set of workshop partners to develop learning objectives and content while maintaining a focus on the program’s goals and scope.

  • Provided individual support to students and educators as they developed digital media projects.

  • Designed digital and print materials that aligned with workshop goals and content.

  • Wrote and revised materials using instructional design and problem based learning principles

  • Recruited, registered, and maintained relationships with educators from across the country.

  • Built an engaging online community of practice for educators across the country.

The Ohio State University

Graduate Teaching Associate | 2009 – 2011

  • Developed syllabus, lesson plans, and materials for undergraduate level courses in Design.

  • Served as Instructor of record for Design 570, an introduction to image graphics techniques using Adobe Photoshop, and Design 571, fundamentals of 3D design visualization using Autodesk Maya.

Graduate Research Associate | 2008 – 2009

  • Collaborated with a large team of experts including animators, dancers, and computer scientists who contributed to Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe.

  • Exhibited at The Wexner Center for the Arts and online at synchronousobjects.osu.edu.

Digital Animation Mentor | 2007 – 2010 (June – July)

Fine Arts Library Assistant | 2006 – 2007

  • Provided direct customer services to patrons at the circulation desk.

  • Searched for requested information utilizing the collection, databases, and other resources.

  • Maintained the collection by sorting, shelving, shelf reading, and processing new books.

  • Worked on special projects involving the rare books collection.

Systems Operation Center Student Operator | 2003 – 2005

  • Provided direct customer services in solving hundreds of faculty, staff and student help requests made via email, phone or in person.

  • Set-up and maintained all PCs in the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

  • Required to learn new technologies quickly and regularly to support departmental needs


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Capital Pride | Marketing and Outreach Committee | 2016 – Present
  • Promoted and created content for the #HavePride365 social media campaign at events.

Michelle’s Earth Foundation & GRACIASS | Design and web consultant | 2016 – Present
  • Reviewed existing websites, made updates and recommendations to modernize and streamline design.
Girls on the Run DC | Race committee member, Ambassador, and Solemate | 2014 – Present
  • Led a group of volunteer course marshals for the fall 2016 GOTR 5k.
  • Fund-raised, volunteered, organized events, and led regular weekend long runs.
Pentagon Row Fun Run | Leader | 2013 – 2016
  • Led a group of runners on twice-weekly evening runs in the Pentagon City community.
  • Ensured safety for all levels of participants from walkers to elite runners.
  • Maintained a membership list through social media and a Constant Contact email listserv.
Save Ohio Libraries | Animator & Video Editor | 2010

EDUCATION
The Ohio State University

Master of Fine Arts in Design: Digital Animation and Interactive Media | 2008 – 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art | 2002 – 2007


TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
UX Intensive | conducted by Adaptive Path | Washington, DC | June 27-30, 2016
  • Participated in a four-day workshop series for intermediate-level professionals wanting to take their practice to the next level. Examining the four key elements that contribute to successful interactive experiences, each day included hands-on activities designed to build skill.

Apprentice Training | conducted by Cooper | McLean, VA | February – May 2015
  • Received real-time training working alongside Cooper to implement a Service Design project on the buying services and equipment experience.
Summer of Design | conducted by DT:DC, the Darden School of Business, and PBS | Arlington, VA | Summer 2015
  • Worked with a small team using Design Thinking to investigate and design for the challenge of how PBS might empower educators of at-risk youth.

YouMedia Training | conducted by the National Writing Project | Philadelphia, PA | August 2012
  • Participated in education training specific to the YouMedia philosophy and HoMaGo (Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out) theory with other YouMedia mentors from across the country.

SMYAL Training | conducted by SMYAL at ARTLAB+ | Washington, DC | June 2012
  • Expanded my knowledge of issues related to gender identity and practiced being more open while making fewer assumptions about gender and pronouns when addressing teens.

YMCA Training | conducted by the YMCA at ARTLAB+ | Washington, DC | June 2012
  • Introduced to the concept of private logic, practiced reflective listening skills and conflict resolution and was provided resources for dealing with conflict.

YouMedia Training | Conducted by YouMedia Chicago | Chicago, IL | September 2011
  • Participated in education training specific to the YouMedia philosophy and HoMaGo (Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out) theory with other YouMedia mentors.


SOFTWARE SKILLS
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Apps
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Apple Creativity Apps
  • Final Cut Pro