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SUSANBIRNBAUMFISHER
New York, NY
susanbirnbaumfisher@gmail.com | sbfisher.wordpress.com

WORK EXPERIENCE
Senior Information Architect
Blue Fountain Media, New York, NY Mar 2013–Present
C
reate user flows, personas, site maps, wireframes, interactive HTML prototypes, and specification documents for responsive and non-responsive websites and mobile applications. Promoted from Information Architect in June 2013.

Content Manager + Researcher markkurlansky.com, New York, NY 2005–Present
Researcher 05–Present | Content Manager 09–Present
Update website, including reviewing, editing, and posting content. Conduct research, write bibliographies, and obtain rights/permissions for New York Times bestselling author’s books.

Director of Content Management The JCC in Manhattan, New York, NY July 2010–Mar 2013
Work with the Digital Department to safeguard and improve the usability of the JCC website through content development, testing and evaluating site functionalities, information architecture, improving navigation systems and labeling systems, and maintaining site standards according to best practices. Oversee JCC image usage, including managing the JCC Digital Media Library through image archiving and taxonomy and metadata development.

User Experience Consultant Rhizome, New York, NY Jan-May 2012
Conducted a formal usability study and analysis of Rhizome’s website with a team. Designed screener, moderator’s guide, task list, and post-test questionnaire. Moderated and conducted off-site user testing using Silverback 2.0. Performed task analysis, assigned severity ratings, and provided recommendations. Presented findings and deliverable document to Rhizome.

Information Architect BK Farmyards, Brooklyn, NY Aug-Dec 2011
Worked with a team on website redesign of Brooklyn urban farming collective. Redesigned site navigation, layout, and visual design elements. Completed personas and scenarios, competitive analysis, content inventory, card sort, paper prototypes, and low-fidelity and high-fidelity wireframes. Presented findings and deliverable document to BK Farmyards.

Production, Photo Manager + Graphic Designer The JCC in Manhattan, New York, NY 2005–10
Managed production process for all creative materials, managed vendor communications, handled departmental invoices and budget, and edited and proofed collateral. Created and developed the JCC Digital Media Library through image acquisition and archiving. Created and maintained photo policies, photographer contracts, releases, and photo credits. Graphic design and production design of marketing collateral and ads.

Marketing Management The JCC in Manhattan, New York, NY 2003–06
Marketing Associate 03–04 | Assistant Marketing Manager 04–05 | Marketing Manager 05–06
Developed and executed marketing plans, ad campaigns, and strategy for multiple clients.

Digital Photo Studio Assistant + Archivist Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY 2001–03
Assisted the Digital Studio photographer with photographing the collection and helped develop the museum’s digital archive.

Photo Night Editor, Photographer + Designer The Cornell Daily Sun, Ithaca, NY 2000–02
Edited and took photos, assigned photographers to stories, obtained photos from AP Wire, and designed pages and sections. Persons photographed include Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Ben Affleck, James Earl Jones, Al Sharpton, and Howard Zinn.

Art, Design + Photo Internships
Photo 
The New Yorker, New York, NY Summer 2002
Graphic Design Fairchild B2B Publications, New York, NY Summer 2002
Graphic Design ON of Time Inc, New York, NY Summer 2001
Photo/Art Cosmopolitan, New York, NY Summer 2001
Photo Time Out New York, New York, NY Summer 2000
Photo iVillage.com, New York, NY Summer 2000

EDUCATION
Pratt Institute 
MSLIS, Information & Library Science with Distinction, Advanced Certificate in Archives  2010–13
Cornell University
 
BA, History of Art, Cum Laude, Dean’s List 1999–2003
Stanford University Human-Computer Interaction class (HCI Group) 2012
School of Visual Arts 
Continuing Education, Typography 2002

EXHIBITS + PUBLICATIONS
Photos Tea Lounge, Brooklyn, NY 2006
Photos Ozzie’s Coffee & Tea, Brooklyn, NY 2005
Photo Big Apple Parent 2005
Multi-Media Art Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, NJ 2004
Multi-Media Art Group Exhibition, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2002
Photos The Cornell Daily Sun 1999–2002
Photo Time Out New York 1999

SKILLS
Areas Information Design, Design Thinking, UX Development, Information Architecture, Usability, Web Content Management, Content Strategy, Requirements Gathering, Archives, Digital Asset Management, Taxonomy + Metadata Development, Graphic Design
Specifics Wireframes, Comparative Analyses, Content Analyses + Inventories, Personas + Scenarios, Card Sorting, Paper Prototyping, Usability Testing, Heuristic Evaluation, Archival + Digital Archival Management, Digital Libraries, Metadata Schema (Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, VRA Core, CCO, CDWA), Cataloging Standards including AACR2 + MARC 21, Controlled Vocabularies, Editing + Proofreading, Drawing, Traditional + Digital Photography
Tools + Languages Axure, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, WordPress, Omnigraffle, Omeka, Silverback, Drupal, HTML, XML, Cataloger’s Desktop, OCLC Connexion, Classification Web

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Library Association (ALA), New York Library Association (NYLA), Special Libraries Association (SLA) + SLA-NY, American Society for Information Science + Technology (ASIS+T), Society of American Archivists (SAA), Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc (ART)

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