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Kristen Novak is an Interactive Developer and Strategist based in the Washington, D.C., metro area. With experience ranging from museum touch screens to Kinect gesture-driven experiences at major sporting events to mobile/tablet applications, her skills span the gauntlet of development and constantly expose her to new technologies and exciting opportunities.
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Kristen grew up in Baton Rouge, La., before moving to Chapel Hill, N.C., to attend the University of North Carolina. Despite being a math and science aficionado, she ventured into design and development by building a few web sites while in school. After playing with HTML and tools like Flash, she changed her major and completed a program focused on multimedia storytelling in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in order to explore web design and development skills.
Kristen is currently working to establish herself as a leading developer in using interactive media to develop touch and gesture interactives as well as mobile applications. Her previous experience with Brightline Interactive exposed her to working on experiential campaigns including Sports Illustrated’s Heisman Tour, AT&T at the Final Four, Pepsi Max at the Super Bowl, the AUSA Annual Convention and 5hour Energy. She draws on previous experiences working with leading digital/technology groups from USA Today, Discovery Communications and the Newseum.
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Kristen’s biggest strength is in the ability to understand the technical needs of the project and see the experience through the eyes of a user and designer to consider the whole user experience. She brings fresh ideas to concept and strategy that integrate new and innovative ideas and technology. In addition, Kristen has played a key role in developing code libraries, templates and base level project frameworks, which she maintains and utilizes to increase efficiency in her work and also make her applications more scalable.
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Kristen’s personal interests lie in constantly moving. When not working, Kristen finds release in climbing, yoga, biking, running, hiking and team sports. She is an active member of a local climbing gym where she also works with the FFX program (similar to crossfit) by maintaining a web site with new workouts and exercises as well as photos and more. In addition, she coaches the softball and volleyball alumni co-ed sports teams for her alma mater in the local leagues.
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