Charlene Jackson

Experienced Writer Web Developer UI/UX Designer Researcher Artist

Me:

Multi-disciplined wearer of hats

(literally and figuratively)

Innovative

Whether working alone at 2:00 AM or cloistered in a room with little elbow room and not enough coffee, I can thrive creatively without question.

Self-motivated

I value being part of a team, but I'm also my own cheerleader. I appreciate input, guidance, and constructive criticism from others, but I'm not dependent on a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

Driven

I like challenges. I like deadlines. I like the "good stress" that comes from working on something that demands all my attention and resources.

Illumination:

"'Different' denotes neither bad nor good, but it certainly means 'not the same.'"

–CHESHIRE CAT, Alice: Madness Returns (2011)

"You have a finite number of toothpaste tubes you will ever consume while on this planet. Make the most of that clean tooth time."

–FELICIA DAY, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) (2015)

"I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room."

–RAY BRADBURY, Zen in the Art of Writing (1987)

Notable Skills

Writing

General editing; technical writing; creative writing; copywriting (especially advertising - but not the Don Draper kind); social media communications; academic writing/research; I CAN RITE GUD.

Web Development

Front/back-end development; HTML; CSS; JavaScript; PHP; jQuery; SQL. (!false - It's funny 'cos it's true.)

UI/UX Design

Responsive design; information architecture; human-computer interaction; able to communicate with clients via crude sketches and enthusiastic arm flailing.

Information Science

Intellectual property protection and management; data analysis; information systems; security; WARNING: gets scarily excited about the organization of information and has an unnatural penchant for Post-It notes.

Library Science

Cataloguing; metadata; MARC; LCC; archive creation & management; digital libraries; law; basically everything minus constantly nagging patrons with 'Shhhh!' and wearing a questionable hair bun.

Video & Audio Editing

Everything from Avid to Audacity; syncing things to make them look/sound awesome; fixing awful sounds to make them (more than) tolerable.

Research

Methods; writing; application; unnatural enthusiasm for citation styles; able to effectively communicate with others as a means of learning and acquiring new information; possesses stellar Google Fu techniques.

Education

Intermediate/secondary and adult education; pedagogy; educational psychology; positive behavioural supports; ability to turn classroom lights on and off as a means of garnering students' attention; excessively tolerant of chalk dust.

Theatre Arts

Acting; directing; casting; stage management; sound; lighting; stage design; character analysis; scholarly analysis; playwriting; unabashedly named after actress Charlene Tilton.