Bella Dickenson

Bella Dickenson

UX Developer

Hello, I'm Bella! I'm a motivated professional with 3 years of experience and offer expertise in web development and UX/UI. I'm adept at troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issues, while consistently meeting deadlines and client expectations. Proven ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and techniques to enhance user experience and enable website optimization.

Experience

  • Oriental Trading Company | User Experience Developer

    June 2023 - Present
    Omaha, NE

    • Developing dynamic front-end applications to elevate and optimize the user experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java Server Pages, and more.
    • Simultaneously integrating SEO best practices and upholding web accessibility standards to cultivate digital experiences that are both inclusive and optimized for search engine visibility.
    • Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams within an agile environment to iterate and refine user interface designs, streamlining the development process.

  • Hudl | Web Development Intern

    May 2022 - May 2023
    Lincoln, NE

    • Developed and deployed new webpages and features for the Hudl website using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Tailwind, Craft CMS, and more.
    • Conducted comprehensive testing to ensure functionality and a seamless user experience to meet quality standards.
    • Produced wireframes, mockups, and prototypes using Figma and Adobe Photoshop, contributing to the user interface development process.
    • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to understand project requirements and develop practical solutions.

  • Freelance Web Developer

    April 2022 - Present
    Lincoln, NE

    • Collaborating with clients to understand their business goals and requirements.
    • Developing custom websites and web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and various front-end frameworks.
    • Providing ongoing website maintenance and support, including bug fixes, security updates, and content management.
    • Communicating progress and updates on project development to clients, including project timelines and budget estimates.

  • Sandhills Global | UI/UX Web Design Intern

    March 2021 - April 2022
    Lincoln, NE

    • Developed responsive designs for web and mobile applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WordPress.
    • Used various Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator in the process of creating and updating websites.
    • Communicated progress and updates to stakeholders, including team members and management.

  • The Black Sheep | Social Media Micro Influencer

    October 2020 - March 2022
    Chicago, IL

    • Work directly with brands and businesses to increase their social media presence.
    • Create relevant social media content for Instagram and other various social platforms to advertise and highlight companies' services or products.
    • Use creativity and strategic advertising skills to create content that fits my Instagram and the brand or businesses’ personality.


Education

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln

    Bachelor of Journalism | May 2023

    • Major: Advertising and Public Relations, Minor: Software Development
    • GPA: 3.97/4.0
    • Awards: McCaffrey Emerging Media Scholarship, Dean’s List (Spring 2020 - Present)
    • Activities: UNL CSE Initialize, Alpha Chi Omega
    • Relevant Coursework: Software Development for Mobile Smart Systems, Interactive Media Design, Data Analysis, Internet Systems Programming, Senior Design Project, Advertising and Public Relations Campaigns


Leadership/Volunteer Experience

  • UNL CSE Initialize | Vice President of Internal Programming

    August 2021 - May 2023

    • Participated in community outreach initiatives integrating computer science and education to empower local students.
    • Designed and delivered technology lessons for middle and elementary school students while fostering a dynamic learning environment.
    • Volunteered as a dedicated instructor at multiple middle schools teaching HTML and CSS in after-school programs.


Skills

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