I’m Jenny, and I’m a journalist-turned-designer based in New York City.

I currently work at The New York Times, where I design features for Scoop, our newsroom’s CMS. I work with photo editors and other newsroom stakeholders to simplify the photo workflow and make putting a story together as efficient as possible. My goal: make internal tools delightful — and accessible — to all users.

Hanging out in Bruges, one of the stops on my first solo adventure abroad.

Before joining The Times, I worked at Capital One, designing onboarding and fraud protection features for the company’s flagship mobile apps. I also helped spin up an accessibility task force to audit the company’s mobile apps and determine best practices for developing accessible features.

I’m also fortunate to have worked in the Office of Communications at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, where my managers let me experiment with all sorts of creative endeavors. I wrote articles for NASA.gov, designed a monthly kids publication, crafted social media shareables, managed NASA accounts, animated and produced videos, and photographed center events.

I’m a proud alumna of the University of Maryland, where I received my master’s degree in human-computer interaction and my bachelor’s degree in multiplatform journalism. As an undergraduate, I also was a member of the Digital Cultures and Creativity (now Design Cultures and Creativity) living and learning program, where I got my first glimpse of the HCI field and learned how usability testing works. When I attended a hackathon as a reporter, I was captivated by the energy of the arena and fascinated by the projects students were building from scratch in just 36 hours — and I wanted to find a way into tech. HCI was the answer.

Outside of work, I enjoy painting with gouache and watercolor, cooking new recipes and being a tourist in my own city.

Email: jenny@jennyhottle.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jenny-hottle/32/828/320
Twitter: @JennyHottle

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