Hi! I'm Jennie

Design and Multimedia Professional who brings over ten years of experience. During that time I have used video, photography, design and a variety of other mediums to make an impact and connect with an audience. Strengths include: storytelling, attention to detail, problem-solving, leadership and interpersonal communication. I am a passionate and motivated individual who possesses the multi-tasking abilities required to meet demanding deadlines while maintaining the highest standards. My previous colleagues have described me as, “a force of nature, who is a talented, motivated and a dedicated team player.”

I have a professional certificate in UX/UI design from Springboard and a Diploma in Acting and Film and Television Production. If you are wondering what a UX Designer is, I employ my skills in research, empathy, user testing, design thinking, prototyping, and observation to help clients meet the needs of their target demographic, in turn creating deliverables based on the needs of the population and the business. 

I have also been working as a Visual Designer, focused primarily on marketing collateral for the last 15 years. As someone who is initially self-taught, I am always working on a new course, listening to a podcast or reading a book to stay current and competitive in a field that is constantly evolving. Feel free to check out my resume to learn more about my skill set.

In my free time, I Co-Produce, and Co-Host a Podcast called, “Have a Little Insight.” This show is focused on expanding our understanding of important social issues with the goal of generating a kinder and more understanding society.

I currently reside in Ottawa, Ontario and look forward to connecting with you. 

What I Am Currently Reading

We Are The Weather
Written By: Jonathan Safran Foer

After reading “Listening to Whales” by Alexandra Morton, I felt compelled to reconnect to the environmentalist in me. 

I loved Jonathan Safran Foer’s first dive into climate change years ago with his book “Eating Animals”. In fact it was the catapult behind me becoming a vegetarian. So, you can imagine my expectations were high going into this one. 

I am about half way through and it is an interesting read at some parts with some jaw dropping information when it comes to climate change. Clearly and not surprisingly we are in a more compromised state than when he wrote his first book. 

While I expected to be motivated by his writing to further modify my behaviour to save our planet, I am actually left feeling hopeless thus far and deterred. I have about 60 pages to go as I write this and I am interested to see if this shocking portrayal can turn my emotional response around. 

Currently available through: Amazon, Chapters, Kobo, Kindle and Audible. Available in both traditional and audio formats.   

Unfu*k Yourself
Written By: Gary John Bispho

Thank you Virgin Mobile for the 60 day free trial of Scribd and a new slew of books that I can now listen to in my car. I find them a nice change from the podcasts I typically go to while driving. 

I have heard rave reviews about this book over and over again but have never bothered to pick it up. I am excited to see what blocks I might have that are keeping me from moving forward in my life. I have no doubt the components on improving my negative self-talk will prove useful. 

The jacket describes this book as: “Are you tired of feeling fu*ked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unfu*ked version of yourself. ””Wake up to the miracle you are,”” he directs. ””Here”s what you”ve forgotten: You”re a fu*king miracle of being.”” It isn”t other people that are standing in your way, it isn”t even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive, it”s yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.”

Currently available through: Amazon, Chapters, Kobo, Kindle and Audible. Available in both traditional and audio formats. 

How My Peers Describe Me

I asked 5 peers (colleagues and close friends) to send me a list of five words that describe me. Below is the responses I received from this exercise.