Jennifer A. Niles
Jennifer (Jen) A. Niles
Front-end web developer
Web designer
Graphic designer
Mural artist

About Jen

I’m Jen Niles, a front-end web developer currently studying Cyber Securities certification program through UW Madison Digitalskills, Madison, Wisconsin.

Back in 1987, while attending Madison Area Technical College, I took a job as typesetter at a local printing shop. There I discovered the world of desktop publishing and later graphic design. I had worked in various print shops and later in 2002, evolved into web design as JenGraph Designs.

During my freelance/contract work through JenGraph Designs, Next Level Creative and various other gigs, I’ve gained my experience in graph design, web design, web development, social media management and print marketing materials. One thing led to another, landed at Capital Newspapers, Inc. as web designer then currently working at ASPFM – Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc. as front-end web developer.

I grew up in the Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin area along the Wisconsin River. My husband Bryan and I were married in 1988 and we have two boys; our oldest is married and all live in Madison, Wisconsin area.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids, cruising in our classic cars, working in our gardens, playing with our two border collies mix rescue dogs and cuddling with our one cat. Other hobbies I enjoy are arts, crafts, remodeling our home, photography, camping and kayaking to name a few.

Work & Education Experience

Cyber Securities Certification

UW Digitalskills Bootcamp – Madison, WI

December 2020–September 2021

  • Cyber Intro
  • Microsoft Security
  • Computer Networking
  • Cloud Security
  • Linux Security
  • Network Security
  • Cyber Infrastructure & Technology
  • Python
  • Ethical Hacking
  • DFIR
  • Game Theory

Front-end Web Developer

Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc. (ASFPM) – Madison, WI

April 2019–Present

  • Sites migration to WordPress
  • Divi theme and page builder, The7 theme & WPBakery page builder
  • Child theme, post and page customization
  • HTML5, CSS3, Responsive, Media Queries, Javascript, PHP, MySQL
  • Google Analytics , Google ReCaptcha APIs, Google Webmaster Tools
  • WCK (Custom Post Types)
  • WPForms, Formidable Forms
  • Tables Manager, HTML Tables
  • WPEngine hosting, AWS: EC2, S3, AIM
  • CLI, FileZilla, WinSCP, Virtual Box, Staging & Development
  • Network, Linux, Cloud Security
  • Constant Contact, MailChimp, KOHA Library
  • Design logos, icons and related graphics using Adobe Create Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Creative Director, Print & Web Designer,

Front-end Developer and Social Media Manager

JenGraph Designs – Prairie du Sac, WI

1997–Present

 

  • Sites migration from static HTML, Google Sites, WIX, Weebly, Square Space to self-hosted WordPress, Joomla
  • HTML, CSS, Responsive, Media Queries, Javascript, PHP, MySQL
  • CuteFTP, FileZilla
  • WordPress themes, page builders and plugins management
  • Google Web Tools, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, SEO, Google Analytics,
  • Interactive Digital Design, User Interface (UI), Animated GIFs
  • Magento, Drupal, WooCommerce, PayPal, ZenCart, OpenCart, Google Check Out
  • JotForm, WPForms
  • Design page templates, print marketing materials, logos, icons, posters, wearable art, eBook covers, ad banners, social media and related graphics using Adobe Create Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; CorelDraw

Web Content Specialist

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – Madison, WI

August 2018–April 2019

  • Mange and edit Air Management Department Internet and Intranet pages
  • HTML, CSS, FileZilla
  • Design logos, icons and related graphics using Adobe Create Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator

Web Design & Front-end Developer

Next Level Creative – Baraboo, WI

April 2014–December 2018

  • Manage client sites hosting, web development and migrations
  • Sites migration to self-hosted WordPress
  • HTML, CSS, Responsive, Media Queries, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, FileZilla
  • GoDaddy, Blue Host, Google Suites
  • Design website pages from mockups and related graphics using Adobe Create Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Leadership Associate

Sauk County Institute of Leadership, Inc. – Sauk County, WI

August 2016– May 2017

  • Leadership program: Building up skills and small project

Online Web Designer

Capital Newspapers, Inc. – Madison, WI

2008–2016

  • Sites migration to BLOX
  • HTML, CSS, Responsive, Media Queries, Javascript, PHP, MySQL
  • FileZilla
  • Interactive Digital Design, User Interface (UI)
  • Upickem, Shoutlet, Caspio, WhatCounts, Sharepoint, Drupal
  • Design logos, icons, intranet, email, eBook covers, contests, ad banners, social media and related graphics using Adobe Create Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Onbase System Administration Certification

Madison College – Madison, WI

July 2016

Graphic Designer and Prepress

Minuteman Press – Baraboo, WI

2006–2007 | Part-time

Graphic Designer, Prepress and Desktop Publisher

Roemer Printing – Middleton, WI

1996–1997 | Part-time

Typesetter, Prepress and Desktop Publisher

Country Press – Lodi, WI

1987–1994 | Full-time

Specialties: Graphic Design, Website Design and Development, Interactive Digital Design, User Interface (UI), Intranet, Email Templates, eBook Covers, Contests, Ad Banners, Logo Branding, Social Media APIs, Web Forms, Print Design

Skills: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive, Google Web Tools, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, SEO, Google Analytics, Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, InDesign, TypeKit, Google Maps, Premiere, After Effects, Flash

CMS/Builders/Software: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, BLOX, Google Sites, Magento, Upickem, Shoutlet, Caspio, JotForm, Sharepoint, OnBase

Ecommerce: WooCommerce, Paypal, Shopify, ZenCart, OpenCart, Google Check Out

Email: MailChimp, Constant Contact, WhatCounts