Jenn de la Fuente

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I am currently a Professional academic, teaching journalism

Rosebud Designs

Job Title:
Web designer / web developer


Jenn has run her own web design / development company called Rosebud Designs since 2009, specializing primarily in front-end web development and WordPress development for clients of all sizes. She is a full-time instructor at the University of Southern California, teaching digital skills to students in the graduate program, and is also the in-house web developer for the journalism school’s Media Center. She was also a lead instructor at General Assembly Los Angeles, teaching HTML/CSS and JavaScript. Before starting her own company, Jenn spent 10 years in journalism as a sports reporter, copy editor, page designer and web producer. She started at the Orange County Register in college and has also worked at The News Journal (Delaware) and The Sacramento Bee. She has spent many years mentoring both journalism and design students, trained journalists in blogging and other web-based skills, and has taught various workshops about web design and development skills in both Sacramento and Los Angeles. She was also a mentor with the Asian American Journalists Association’s VOICES student project in 2011 and 2013, as well as serving as head of production for the project in 2013.

Areas of expertise:
Front-end coding, Full stack web development, Basic HTML/CSS, WordPress development, Experience building interactive charts and graphics, Web production experience, Still photography, Other
Other areas of expertise:

Teaching web skills to absolute beginners

Speaking Experience
Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events), Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (in newsroom)

Past Speaking Experience:

Taught a three-weekend workshop on how to build a WordPress theme from scratch in 2011 in Sacramento (for intermediate coders).
Taught a full 10-week course on front-end web development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) at General Assembly Los Angeles. (November 2013-present, have four courses under my belt)
Spoke on sports journalism panel, V3 Conference, 2013
Guest lectured at Sacramento City College about design careers, served as adjunct faculty there (2009-2011)
Trained staffers in blogging and other web skills at the Sacramento Bee and supervised and trained high school sports interns and clerks, 2008-2009

City / Location Preferences:

Have passport, will travel. If it’s anywhere outside California, I’d appreciate a little help with travel expenses.

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