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 certificate online program through University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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. JenGraph Designs was formed in 1997 while raising our boys. Worked as creative director, print design and later in 2002, evolved into web design and development currently.

I’ve gained my experience in graph design, web design, web development, social media management and print marketing materials during my time as JenGraph Designs and did some outside consultant work for Minuteman Press, Next Level Creative and local area businesses. In 2008, landed at Capital Newspapers, Inc. and worked for six years as web designer. 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: Intro to Windows Client, Windows Server 2012 & Enterprise, Domain Name System, Active Directory, PowerShell, Group Policy, Shares and Permissions, DHCP, Disk Management, MS Endpoint Security, Security Policies & Authentication
  • Computer Networking: Network Intro, Network Fundamentals, IOS Fundamentals, Switch Security, IP & Routing Concepts, Subnetting, IPv4 & IPv6 Static Routing, Dynamic Routing, VLAN & Trunk, Diagnostics & Troubleshooting, Access Control List, Infrastructure Services
  • Cloud Security: Cloud Fundamentals, Virtualization and Containers, Securing the Cloud, Advanced Cloud Computing
  • Linux Security: Linux Intro, CLI Fundamentals, Users and Permissions, Networking and System Management, Services and Hardening, Bash Scripting, Host Security, Network Security
  • Network Security: Secure Network Architecture, Secure Management & Access, Network Attacks & Mitigation, Network Attacks & Mitigation, Network Traffic Analysis, Practical Cryptography, VPN Technologies, Firewall, Network Monitoring, IPS & IDS
  • Cyber Infrastructure & Technology: Endpoint Security Measures, Honeypots, Data Loss Prevention, Mail Security, SIEM Intro, Advanced SIEM, SIEM & SOAR, IIoT & ICS, Physical Security, Secure Architecture
  • Python: Programming Intro, Data Types & Conditions, Loops, File System & Error Handling, Functions, Network Communication, Python for Security
  • Ethical Hacking: Ethical Hacking Intro, Network Scanning, MITM Attacks, Brute-Force, Social Engineering, Infrastructure Attacks, Windows Privilege Escalation, Web Application Security Fundamentals, XSS & File Inclusion, SQL Injection, Vulnerability Scanners & Reporting
  • DFIR: DFIR Intro, Incident Response Preparation, Incident Response Implementation, Data Acquisition, Windows Live Analysis, Windows Dead Analysis, Memory Analysis, Linux Forensics, Log Analysis & Timeline, DFIR Stimulation, Threat Hunting, Static Malware Analysis, Network Forensics, Network Defense & Persistence
  • Game Theory: Intro, Game Theory Application in Cyber Security

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 Workspace, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google reCAPTCHA, Google APIs, Google Webmaster Tools
  • Highcharts JS
  • WCK (Custom Post Types)
  • WPForms, Formidable Forms
  • WP Tables Manager, HTML Tables
  • Hosting: WPEngine, Flywheel, Siteground, Blue Host, GoDaddy
  • 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,
  • AWS: Content Analysis, Cloud Formation, EC2, Amazon Sagemaker, IAM, Lightsail
  • Interactive Digital Design, User Interface (UI), Animated GIFs
  • Magento, Drupal, WooCommerce, PayPal, Shopify, ZenCart, OpenCart, Google Check Out
  • JotForm, WPForms
  • Social Media implementation: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Hootsuite
  • 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