Jason Cranford Teague

Jason Cranford Teague

User Experience Lead for Gannett Digital, Speaker, Author, Web Technologist

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Internet

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Jason Cranford Teague's Overview

Current
  • Core Contributor at GeekDad LLC
  • Principal at JasonSpeaking
Past
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Jason Cranford Teague's Summary

Jason combines his creative and technical know-how to help people communicate more effectively. He has worked with clients of all sizes including Marriott International, AOL, Virgin, Bank of America, The Aspen Institute, The Solar Energy Industry Association, and The USDA. Jason helped them develop strong online strategies that were quickly and effectively implemented.

Jason Cranford Teague's Experience

User Experience Lead

Gannett Digital Marketing Services

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months)

Supervised the user interface design for USA TODAY's content management system, helping to roll it out to other Gannett properties around the world.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Online Media industry

2013Present (1 year)

Writing a variety of articles to help improve educator's design skills.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry

2012Present (2 years)

One of a select group of experts that work through Rosenfeld Media to offer industry-leading training and consulting for user experience disciplines.

Core Contributor

GeekDad LLC

Sole Proprietorship; 11-50 employees; Writing and Editing industry

2013Present (1 year)

Writer and designer of Webby Award winning parenting blog.

Principal

JasonSpeaking

1994Present (20 years) Reston,VA

Providing freelance web design consultation.

Core Contributor

Wired GeekDad

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

20112013 (2 years)

Writing about Geek culture.

Internet Strategist

Yuri's Night

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Aviation & Aerospace industry

20062013 (7 years)

Working to promote space exploration through celebrating the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin.

Managing Director of User Experience

Forum One Communications

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

September 2010November 2012 (2 years 3 months)

Oversee a team of Information Architects, Interactive Designers, and Interface Engineers on a wide variety of client projects.

Sr. Design Manager

Marriott International

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MAR; Hospitality industry

August 2009September 2010 (1 year 2 months)

I was responsible for overseeing the visual design of marriott.com (a top 10 ecommerce web sites) and related properties.

Director of Web Design Standards

AOL Programming

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; AOL; Internet industry

September 2007March 2009 (1 year 7 months)

As a member of the AOL Global Programming Team, the Director of Web Design Standards promotes web application and content development tools, technologies, and best-practices techniques to visual designers, UI designers, Web technologists, web application developers, and web content authors developing solutions for AOL Programming.

Creative Director

AOL RED

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; AOL; Internet industry

April 2006September 2007 (1 year 6 months)

I am responsible for the day to day creative operations for the AOL teen channel (RED) and will be working to bring RED to the Internet.

Senior UI Designer

AOL

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; AOL; Internet industry

April 2004April 2006 (2 years 1 month)

Worked as a consultant to redesign various "channels" in the eCommerce division of the popular ISP and Web destination. Projects have included Automobile, Travel, and Careers. Responsibilities include site-mapping, story-boards, visual comps, and wire-frames.

Interface Designer

Bank of America

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BAC; Banking industry

20032005 (2 years)

Worked as a consultant redesigning user interface for Intranet used by over 12,000 employees. Tasks included Web site strategy, site maps, storyboarding, visual comps, graphic design, wire frames, user testing, HTML prototyping and design documentation.

Senior Information Architect

Lante

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; LNTE; Information Technology and Services industry

20002001 (1 year)

Provided a wide range of strategy and Internet consulting services to companies including IBM (created Knowledge Management System), AON (designed user interface for insurance Client Tracking on-line application), and GreenDex (created an online horticultural marketplace). In addition to production work, I served as the Creative Lead on multiple projects, regularly managing groups of 4-8 employees, including budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation.

Senior Information Architect

iXL

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; pub; Marketing and Advertising industry

19982000 (2 years)

Provided a wide range of strategy and Internet consulting services to companies including Synovus (created an online bank), DuPont (prototyped marketing Web site for Stainmaster Carpet), Virgin (prototyped design for major online shopping site), Coca-Cola (created extranet for top 35 Hip-hop DJ's in US), Kodak (prototyped user interface for photo searching system), BellSouth (redesigned primary Web site and redesigned ISP registration process), The Technology Association of Georgia (designed online Web presence), WebMD (created final prototype and first two versions of popular medical resource). In addition to production work, I served as the Creative Lead on multiple projects, regularly managing groups of 4-8 employees, including budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation.

Web Designer

Persimmon IT

19961997 (1 year)

Web Designer

Technical Writer

IBM - MWave

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IBM; Information Technology and Services industry

19951996 (1 year)

Supported technical development of MWave chipset.

Jason Cranford Teague's Honors and Awards

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Jason Cranford Teague's Projects

Jason Cranford Teague's Skills & Expertise

  1. Creative Direction
  2. Web Design
  3. Culture Change
  4. Information Architecture
  5. Web Typography
  6. Interaction Design
  7. Creative Management
  8. User Interface Design
  9. Technical Writing
  10. Visual Design
  11. User-centered Design
  12. User Experience
  13. HTML
  14. User Interface
  15. Usability Testing
  16. Mobile Design
  17. Wire Framing
  18. Usability
  19. CSS
  20. Technology
  21. Web Development
  22. Advanced CSS
  23. Wireframes
  24. User Experience Design
  25. Graphic Design
  26. Digital Media
  27. WordPress
  28. Web Standards
  29. Web Applications
  30. Front-end
  31. Information Design
  32. Accessibility
  33. Usability Engineering
  34. User Research
  35. Persona
  36. Content Strategy
  37. E-commerce
  38. Human Computer Interaction
  39. Web Strategy
  40. Contextual Inquiry
  41. Content Development
  42. Heuristic Evaluation
  43. Blogging
  44. Web Analytics
  45. Web Project Management
  46. Web Content Management
  47. Digital Strategy
  48. Experience Design
  49. Web Content
  50. OmniGraffle

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Jason Cranford Teague's Publications

  • CSS3: Visual Quickstart

    • Peachpit Press
    • November 2012

    With CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start with a tour of the stylesheet language, or skip ahead to any chapter of the book to look up specific tasks covering just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions, and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users CSS. Best-selling author Jason Cranford Teague takes readers through today's CSS essentials and provides extensive coverage of CSS3 and CSS 2.1 techniques. The book outlines what can be done with CSS3 now and how the latest browsers have implemented many of the new features. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to CSS, and more advanced users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples.

  • Fluid Web Typography

    • New Riders
    • January 2010

    The type that designers use can say as much to their audience as the actual words on the page.  But until now, Web designers have had an extremely limited palette of typefaces from which to choose -- essentially, Arial (yawn), Times (yawn), and Georgia (yawwwwwn). Design is about overcoming the limitations of a medium, and Web design is no different. In this book, Jason shows Web designers how to apply the principles of fluid typography, Web-safe fonts, downloaded fonts, and type on images to create robust scalable designs without resorting to type in images or Adobe Flash.

  • Speaking In Styles:Fundementals of CSS for Web Designers

    • New Riders
    • July 2009

    With CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start with a tour of the stylesheet language, or skip ahead to any chapter of the book to look up specific tasks covering just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions, and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users CSS. Best-selling author Jason Cranford Teague takes readers through today's CSS essentials and provides extensive coverage of CSS3 and CSS 2.1 techniques. The book outlines what can be done with CSS3 now and how the latest browsers have implemented many of the new features. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to CSS, and more advanced users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples.

  • DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web, Third Edition

    • Peachpit
    • March 1, 2004

    Wrote the chapter on PHP and MySQL

Jason Cranford Teague's Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MS, Technical Communication

19941996

Activities and Societies: Computer Mediated Communications Magazine, Lighting Research Center

UNC Charlotte

BA, English, Visual Art

19861992

Activities and Societies: The Guild, Sci-fi, Fencing, Amnesty International, International Club

Kingston University

none, English, Visual Art

19901991

Exchange Student

Activities and Societies: Sci-fi, fencing, RPG

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