Bridget Allen

Bridget Allen

Product Leader

UI/UX Engineer & Strategist

Bridget (Reed) Allen is currently a full-time Philadelphia-based product leader, UI/UX engineer, strategist, and speaker, as well as an active member of the Philly tech community. She has worked with agencies, consultancies, and clients of all sizes, both full-service and pharmaceutical, as well as non-profit. She has taken part in projects ranging from email and product to social media and web, advertising and branding to apparel and print, with a constant focus on customer- and user-experience.

Bridget has been published in both the Cotton Bureau and Amazon Alexa Skills stores, and she spoke at Abstractions II in Pittsburgh, PA (August 2019). Some of Bridget's past and current design and development clients include: Campbell's Soup, Susan G. Komen, Saladworks, Lunchables, U.K. Parliament, GlaxoSmithKline, and IKEA USA.

On the rare occasion that Bridget is offline, she can be found hacking together ideas for the "next big" Alexa app, digging through crates of vinyl records, and exploring local brunches for the best biscuits and gravy around town.

Expertise

Technical

UX & Design: Site Audits, User Research, Sitemaps, Wireframing, Prototyping, Branding, Apparel, Social Media

XD, Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Development & Optimization: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, React, Static Site to WordPress Conversion, Amazon Alexa Skills, Email Templating, HTML5 Banners, A/B Testing, Analytics Reporting

Wordpress, CRM, email, Veeva, Optimizely, ContentSquare, Google Analytics

Personal

Passion, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Communication, Adaptability, Innovation, Collaboration

Work
Experience

July 2020 - Present

IKEA Group

Online Content Lead, UX/UI & Strategy

Conshohocken, PA

Oct. 2018 - Nov. 2019

Calcium USA

Digital Art Director, UX/UI Design

Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 2017 - Oct. 2018

Brownstein Group

Front-End Developer

Philadelphia, PA

Jan. 2016 - Sept. 2017

The Judge Group

Front-End UI Developer & UI/UX Designer

Wayne, PA

Non-Profit
Experience

Oct. 2018 - Sept. 2019

Philly Ad Club

Head of Creative Commitee

Philadelphia, PA

Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2017

Girl Develop It Philly

Class & Event Organizer

Philadelphia, PA

Freelance
Experience

Nov. 2019 - July 2020

IKEA Group

Contract Product Specialist, UX/UI

Conshohocken, PA

June 2017 - Sept. 2017

GlaxoSmithKline

UI/UX Design Contractor

Philadelphia, PA

July 2016 - Aug. 2016

Campbell Soup Company

UI/UX Design Freelancer

Camden, NJ

July 2015 - Sept 2015

Paragraph, Inc.

Design Freelancer

Philadelphia, PA

July 2015 - Sept 2015

Synchrony Group

Design Freelancer

West Chester, PA

July 2015 - Sept 2015

Star Group

Design Freelancer

Voorhees, NJ

Primary
Education

2012 - 2014

Antonelli Institute

Graphic Design

Erdenheim, PA

2011 - 2012

Tyler School of Art

Fine Arts

Philadelphia, PA

2010 - 2011

Montgomery County Community College

General Studies

Blue Bell, PA

Additional
Coursework

2014 - Present

Girl Develop It Philly

HTML/CSS, Flexbox, Javascript, jQuery, Sass/LESS, Git/GitHub, Node.js

In-Person

2015 - Present

Codecademy

HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Angular

Online

2015 - Present

Free Code Camp

HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery

Online

2017 - Present

Udemy

Swift (iOS 11)

Online

TA & Teaching

2014 - 2017

Girl Develop It Philly

TA: HTML/CSS 101, HTML/CSS 201, Javascript

Teaching: Photoshop 101, UI Tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, & Sketch)

Philadelphia, PA

2014

TechGirlz

TA: Javascript & jQuery

Philadelphia, PA

Hackathons

Dec. 2016

Girl Develop It East Coast Hackathon

Mentor

Wilmington, DE

Apr. 2016

LadyHacks

Mentor

Philadelphia, PA

Talks
& Panels

Aug. 2019

Abstractions II

Design Principles for Non-Designers

Philadelphia, PA

Feb. 2017

Girl Develop It Philly

“A Day In The Life: UI/UX Designer” Panel

Philadelphia, PA

Oct. 2016

Philly Ad Club

“Careers in Social Media, Digital Advertising, and Marketing” Panel

Erdenheim, PA

June 2016

Web Design Day

Lightning Talk

Pittsburgh, PA

Work Features & Interviews

Dec. 2017

Are you there, Alexa? It's us, Brownstein Group 

Brownstein Group News Feature

July 2016

Shop Talk Show 223: Web Design Day Recap 

Shop Talk Show Podcast

May 2016

Freshly Laundered 037 / Bridget Reed 

Cotton Bureau Interview

August 2014

Head Shot 

Dribbble Weekly Replay Feature

Resumé & Work Samples

Updated November 2020

View Bridget Allen's Resume 

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