Jenny Thompson

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Click Here to visit the my Storybooks website


App Development

For my capstone project for the iMedia program, I made an iPad app. The myStorybooks app is a collection of animated retellings of classic fairytales.

Skills: fiction writing, Adobe Creative Suite, Objective-C

Click Here to visit the Challenor Creative Arts and Training Centre website

The Challenor Centre

Web Development

This is a website built on Wordpress for The Challenor Creative Arts and Training Centre. It explains their work and requests support.

Skills: html, css, javascript, php, jQuery, Wordpress

Click Here to access a literature review I wrote about Children and Digital Storytelling

Children and Digital Storytelling

Research and Writing

A literature review which examines existing digital storytelling tools and how digital storytelling can enhance education and social development.

Skills: Research, Microsoft Office, Writing

try my paper crane tutorial

Crane Tutuorial

Web development

A tutorial built with Adobe Edge Animate about making paper cranes.

Skills: Adobe Creative Suite, Video, html

Click for reviews of the week's bestselling books

Bestseller Reviews

Web Development

This website displays the top ten books on the New York Times Bestseller lists, and allows users to read Goodreads reviews of those books.

Skills: html, css, javascript, jQuery, and Adobe Illustrator.

Click Here to access my adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood


A retelling of the classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood.

Skills: Adobe Creative Suite

Click Here to access the video for From The Ground Up

From the Ground Up

Video Production

I worked with a team to produce this short video about the local farmers market.

Skills: B-roll, audio, motion graphics

Click Here to visit the #Detroit1967 website


Digital Storytelling

I was the principal storyteller on a team which produced this 5 day Twitter story set during the Detroit riots of 1967.

Skills: html, css, fiction writing, social media management

I am a web developer and digital storyteller with a Masters in Interactive Media from Elon University. Before Elon, I went to Penn State for my undergraduate degrees in Information Sciences and Technology & Security and Risk Analysis. We Are!

I love to read novels and solve puzzles.


Schreyer Honors College

B.S. in Information Sciences and Technology

B.S. in Security and Risk Analysis

Minor: English

Cumulative GPA: 3.94

May 2014

M.A. in Interactive Media

Capstone: my Storybooks, a iPad app containing several animated retellings of classic fairytales.

May 2015


The College of IST's Office of Learning Initiatives

Learning Assistant
Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

Facilitate communication between experts and novices

Coach students in achieving learning goals

Assist professor with grading assignments

Help maintain a respectful classroom environment

GE Transportation

IT Leadership Program Intern
Summer 2013

Document the data flow for two critical processes

Collect user requirements for new software

Analyze and resolve issues with an Excel Macro

Draft a specification for a UniPlot template


Cybersecurity Intern
Summer 2012

Ensure that user input into all forms is correctly validated

Research and implement Cross-site Request Forgery Attack Protections and Cross-site Scripting Attack Protections

Residence Life at Penn State

Resident Assistant
January 2012 – May 2014

Enforce rules and regulations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents

Mediate interpersonal problems between residents

Develop and coordinate educational programs for residents



  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Premier Pro
  • Analyst's Notebook
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • SPSS


  • html
  • CSS
  • php
  • SQL
  • C++
  • javascript
  • VBScript
  • Java


  • Database Design
  • Team Building
  • Intermediate German
  • Symfony
  • CSRF Protection
  • XSS Protection
  • Project Management
  • Leadership

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