Not your average geek

Hello. I’m Nathalie and I’m one third of the Jisc web team based in (sometimes) sunny Bristol. I’ve been here 6 months so thought it was about time I introduced myself.

Before Jisc I was the web content editor for the Faculty of Engineering and Design at the University of Bath. I’ve been working in higher education in some capacity, although mainly communications, for around 8 years.

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll have probably gathered that we’re going through a complete redesign of the Jisc website. When I arrived the IA had just about been agreed and I jumped straight into the thick of wireframing and design workshops with cxpartners. Previously I’d worked with relatively fixed CMS templates so the opportunity to have some part, however small, in creating our bespoke site was an inspiring way to begin my Jisc journey.

I’m not your average geek though. My strengths lie with words not code, so a key part of my role is to work with Rich in bringing some clarity to the content of our website. Our design principles are a good indication of how we intend to do this, and they apply as much to what we say as how we look.

Of course, while this has been taking place, I’ve also been doing my bit to keep the current Jisc website ticking over; whether streamlining the news and events sections, rolling out the final stages of our new wiki and intranet, bringing some structure to transition content or launching a new timeline. Oh, and I’m the friendly voice at the end of the web email so do say hello.

A final, self-imposed, part of my role is to get our team blogging more often. Let’s see how I get on…

Bye for now, Nathalie

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