Sharon Denning

Focused on the development of digital products, creating brand experiences that span multiple platforms

Reputation for maintaining a clear strategic vision throughout the ideation and development lifecycle, with a proven track record of managing product definition, project scope, timelines, and budget

In-depth experience working with large, data driven publishing systems and building quality user experiences in templated and modular environments

Experience in starting and developing creative teams

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Time Inc.
Director of Product, TIME, Life and Money Digital 2014-present

  • Lead Digital Product for TIME, Life and Money, managing a team of product managers and designers
  • Responsible for building and maintaining strategic and tactical digital roadmap across all properties
  • Drive user experience vision, building solutions with user and consumer needs in mind
  • Collaborate and partner with Editorial, Technology, Sales & Marketing and Analytics to define long-term strategy, identify project goals and requirements, drive alignment and solve problems
  • Manage development and implementation of key partnerships to expand site offerings, including advertising opportunities, real-time news, contributor network and audience engagement tools
  • Responsible for site build and continuous iteration, including launch and post-launch management of TIME.com, design and launch of Money.com, and new sections for Photography, Video and user generated content
  • Launched premium product additions including TIME.com’s rich archive product (The Vault) and T/Parents

Spring Studio
Instructor 2015

  • Currently teaching Josef Alber’s Interaction of Color

The Wall Street Journal Digital Network
Director of UX Architecture, WSJDN 2009-2014

  • Lead team of UX Architects and UX Project Managers responsible for WSJDN’s consumer products including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch, WSJ Live, WSJ Portfolio, R&D, as well as Internal Tools
  • Mentor the Enterprise UX Team, established UX team in Barcelona
  • Work with with Technology, Editorial, Advertising, Marketing and Analytics to define long-term strategy, identify project goals and requirements, and resolve immediate problems.
  • Implement strategic initiatives across products and platforms
  • Develop and evangelize UX methodology and toolkit for user-centric product design
  • Provide creative direction, and manage delivery of projects with external vendors
  • Special Projects Lead for the MarketWatch and NY Post iPad apps, Factiva UX 2 and DJ Realtime

The Wall Street Journal
Manager, Interaction Design 2003-2009

  • Developed proprietary online documentation and asset management tool

The School of Visual Arts, MFA Program
Adjunct Professor 2003 – 2006

  • Instruction and syllabus development for New Media classes

Parsons School of Design, MFA Program
Adjunct Professor 2001 – 2005

  • Instruction and syllabus development for New Media classes

Dandelion Creative
Consultant/Founder 2001 – 2003

  • UX, creative direction and/or programming for clients including Dun & Bradstreet, MLB and AIGA

Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young
Interaction Director, DareStep 2000 – 2001

  • Responsible for new business pitches, creative direction and project development methodology

News America Digital Publishing
Senior Technical Producer, Product Development 1999 – 2000

  • Oversaw and architected the protocol and production of client-side development projects.

RepoHistory
Technical Director 1999 – 2000

  • Developed the online strategy and interactive elements for RepoHistory, an artist collective in NY.

The Wall Street Journal
Art Director 1995 – 1998

 
EDUCATION & AWARDS

Master of Fine Arts in Multimedia and Interactivity
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts
Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
4 year Presidential Scholarship
Junior Year Abroad, Universitá di Firenze and Fortman Studios, Florence, Italy

Prix Ars Electronica, Award of Distinction, .net division, 2000

 

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