Hi, my name is TeLisaD.

I am a Social Entrepreneur Developer Designer Dot-Connector Digital Disruptor FlyTechnista Dreamer//Doer .

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TeLisa Daughtry—is a social entrepreneur, developer, multi-disciplined creative, and S.T.E.A.M. advocate. She is the Founder of FlyTechnista & STEEAMnista; both initiatives have been in partnership with The White House in 2016; and Samsung.

TeLisa has been named #19 ‘Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech to Watch in 2017’ by Innov8tiv Magazine; and was recognized as a ‘Changemaker’ by The United State of Women in 2016. She is a Next Step Advisor, to Women@Forbes; a Google Women Techmaker; a Dreamer//Doer; and a Founding 40 member of Centre for Social Innovation-Women’s Lab.

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Hi, my name is TeLisa—I am passionate about creativity, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and empowering women, youth, and underrepresented groups of people in these spaces.

My Passion Projects

FlyTechnista

FlyTechnista is an online social & professional networking platform that seeks to bridge the gap between women & girls and access to education, resources, and career & entrepreneurship opportunities in technology.

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STEEAMnista

STEEAMnista is an initiative of FlyTechnista; designed to increase the participation, visability, and leadership of women across Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Makers; through education & events.

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The B Word Radio

The B Word (Blah, Bars & Beats), Radio Show; is a weekly Hip-Hop music & Edutainment style radio show, hosted by TeLisa D., first aired in 2010 and broadcasted by PNC Radio FM; iTunes Radio and Sirius XM, in 2011.

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Development & Design

I am a full-stack developer and multi-disciplined CreativeJunkie; experienced in Web Development, Interaction, UI & UX, Responsive Design, Product Design, Creative Direction, and Branding.

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Digital

I am experienced in creating content, digital campaigns; and building an online presence and audience engagement; with social media tools & other rich media and emerging technologies.

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Speaker

I speak on a variety of topics: Women's Issues & Empowerment, Dev/UX/Design/Digital, IoT, Tech, Entrepreneurship, Diversity & Inclusion, and youth in STEM/CS.

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Let's Connect. Learn. Create. Build. Disrupt. Grow. Together!

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I am a full-stack developer and multi-disciplined CreativeJunkie with expertise in; front-end & back-end development, interaction design, UI & UX, digital, product design, branding, video, art & illustrtaion, and creative direction.

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I am a social entrepreneur, full-stack developer, interaction designer, UI & UX designer, maker, and multi-disciplined CreativeJunkie; with 19 years of creative & technical education, and 15 years of multi-industry experience.

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Entrepreneurship

2016-Present

Founder STEEAMnista

  • Organized and produced annual event, STEEAMnista summit; to help increase the participation, visibility, leadership of women across S.T.E.A.M., Makers, and Entrepreneurship.
  • Participated in 44th President Barack Obama & The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy #CSforAll initiative.
2015-Present

Founder & CEO FlyTechnista

  • Founded, created & built MVP product; to help women & girls connect to education, resources, and career & entrepreneurship opportunities in technology.
  • Participated in 44th President Barack Obama & The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy #CSforAll initiative.
2015-2016

Creative Direction / Developer / Digital YOUniqueverse, Co.

 

2012 - 2013

Founder The B Word, Organization

 

2011 - 2013

Jewelry Designer / Designer / Buyer BrassKnuckle Ballerina

 

2003 - 2014

Freelancer TD CreativeJunkie

 

Employment

2017

Community Team Lead Impact Hub

2014

Sr. Art Director (contractor) Cambridge BioMarketing

  • Collaborated with Group Art Director & legal team; to concept, create, and execute visual assets for pharmaceutical companies, such as; brand identity, logos, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, websites, email communications, and product brochures.
  • Assisted with the redesign of pharmaceutical brand's healthcare professionals website portal.

Sr. Interactive Designer / UI & UX (contractor) Staples

  • Assisted with redesign of StaplesAdvantage.com, eCommerce B2B website; producing visual design assets such as; style guides, iconography, buttons, page layouts and wireframes within adaptive grid system.
  • Collaborated with Product Manager, Project Manager, Lead Designer, Art Director, Sr. UX Designer, and Developers; to meet business objectives, successfully delivering product iterations.

Interaction Designer / UX (contractor) Cengage Learning

  • Created interactive prototype using Axure, Sketch, and InVision.
  • Produced style guides for mock-ups, and development.
  • Collaborated with team for best-practices for design, web, mobile, information architecture, and content, through user experience research and data analysis.
2012 - 2014

Interactive Designer Combined Jewish Philanthropies

  • Collaborated with IT and design committee for redesign and development of company's 280+ page intranet portal, Shmoogle 2.0; developed on Microsoft SharePoint. Designed prototypes and mock-ups through user experience research and testing; creating a better user experience for employees.
  • Collaborated with Sr. Copywriter, Webmaster, and Senior team for redesign of CJP.org.
  • Assisted with the creation and editing of CJP's 2014 Year End Thank You video "S'more Thanks", with direction of Creative Director, Director of Interactive, and collaboration with Sr. Copy Writer, and Community Campaign Director.
  • Designed and developed mobile friendly website for CJP’s Project Dreidel. Creating a better user experience for all mobile and tablet users.
  • Collaborated with Email Marketing Manager & Sr. Copywriter to design & develop mobile friendly emails; increasing opening rates.
  • Assisted Sr. Graphic Designer and Digital Marketing Manager in creating new concepts and assets for brand cohesiveness across various social media platforms.
2009 - 2010

Genius Apple, Inc.

  • Served at Genius Bar for repairing and troubleshoot iPod/iPhone devices in flagship store.
  • Provided creative instructing One-to- One lessons in programs such as: iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, GarageBand, and Pro applications such as FinalCut Pro.
  • Assisted with the set-up and installation of Mac laptop/desktop, iPod/iPhone devices.
2008

Video Assistant & On-Air PersonalityUGO Entertainment

  • Shoot, light, coordinated, and helped produced video segments such as; red carpets, film junkets, and interviews.
  • Edited original content, and created sales sizzles using Final Cut Pro. Encoded clips, trailers, music videos to flash for editors and sales team.

Internships

2008

Web Design & Marketing Jazz Hostels

 

2007

Digital & Interactive The Broad Institute

 

2006

Motion Graphics Designer MTV Networks

 

2004

Marketing Assistant / Graphic Design Goody Clancy & Associates

 

Additional Experience

2010 - 2014

Host of "The B Word" Radio Show PNC Radio FM / iTunes / Sirius XM

 

2011

On-Air Personality & Co-Host HOT97 Boston

 

2006

Network Producer / Board Operator / Voice Talent Radio One

 

Education

2017

Y-Combinator Startup School Accelerator Program

AdR Fellow The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship

 

2016

Made in NY Media Center by IFP Accelerator Program

  • Women In Tech (Scholarship)
2015

The Founder Institute Accelerator Program

 

2013 - 2014

UX / Sass / Shopify General Assembly

 

2011 - 2013

International Marketing Boston University

 

2008 - 2009

Human Computer Interaction Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

2005 - 2007

Interaction Design & Communications New England Institute of Art

 

1998 - 2002

Visual Arts & Dance Boston Arts Academy

 

Advisor

2017

Next Step Advisor Women@Forbes

 

Awards & Recognition

2017

eBay Startup Cup: Top 25Griffin Worx

1,000 Women in Tech & Science SpeakersMIC

Social Enablers 100 (#SE100) Social Enablers

200 Black Women in Tech (#200BWTech) blackwomentech.com

 

2016

Changemaker The White House: United State of Women

Women in Tech (scholarship) Made in NY Media Center

 

2010

Pepsi Refresh Project Pepsi

 

Volunteer & Mentor

2017

UNCF STEM Scholars Application Reader

 

2016

Behance / 99U Conference Volunteer

TechWeek New York Volunteer

Black Girls Code Volunteer

 

2015

ChickTech Volunteer

Black Girls Code Volunteer

 

2010 - PRESENT

Lower East Side Girls Club Volunteer / Mentor

  • Sisterhood Saturdays
2012 - 2014

Computer Clubhouse Network Mentor

Served as an organizer & mentor facilitating workshops & activities such as;.

  • Computer Programming
  • Robotics
  • LED Jewelry Making
  • Video Production
  • 3D Printing
  • Math
  • Science

2010

SXSW Volunteer

 

Volunteer & Causes

2013 - 2014

Museum of Science BostonVolunteer

 

2012 - 2014

WGBH Boston Volunteer

  • WGBH Classical Cartoon Festival
  • Pledge & Donor Drives

Boston Volunteers Assistant Organizer & Volunteer

  • AstraZeneca Hope Lodge - Bingo Night, Assistant Organizer
  • Cradles to Crayons, Assistant Organizer
  • The Cambridgeport Baptist Church - Harvest Food Pantry
  • MassBike
  • National Braille Press - Books for the Blind, A Million Laughs for Literacy
  • Red Cross - Food Pantry
  • Room to Grow
  • Rosie's Place, Assistant Organizer
  • St. John's the Evangelist Church - Soup Kitchen
  • United South End Settlements - Adult Basic Education (G.E.D. Tutor)
  • WGBH Boston
2011

Birthday Wishes Volunteer

  • Provided full-themed Birthday parties with gifts; for children & families currently living in homeless shelters.
2005

Horizons for Homless Children Designer (Pro-Bono)

  • Provided design services for web & print collateral.
1998 - 2005

Horizon for Homeless Children Playspace Activities Leader

  • Served as a PAL 2hrs per week; coordinating & facilitating activities and play time, for children living in shelters; giving their parents time to take classes, pursue permanent housing opportunities, or just enjoy a needed break.

What I've Done

Full-Stack Development

Development of websites by using HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Javascript, JQuery, Node.JS, Ruby on Rails, and XML; within W3C standards. In-depth knowledge of jQuery library.

Graphic Design

Conceptualization and design of print collateral, marketing material, graphics, advertisements, posters, banners, brand identity, textiles, merchandise, and multimedia interfaces, from concept to completion.

Arts & Design

Classically trained in visual, applied, and fine arts with experience in; oils, acrylics, aerosol, markers, pens, and pencils. Trained in jewelry fabrication and stone setting; experienced in soldering metals, etching, sketching, and making.

Streaming Media

Creation of streaming media content such as; videos & audio. Advanced knowledge of editing software such as; FinalCut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Adobe FLash, Pro-Tools, GarageBand.

UI / UX / IA

Proven experience and understanding of website structure, design, and functionality. Demonstrated knowledge creating wireframes and prototyping interface design for Desktop & mobile devices.

Social Media

Content development and creating an online presence through various social media tools for various industries within target audience. Understanding of social media and Wordpress and other rich media and emerging technologies.

Content Creation

Contributed and produced content for various blogs on topics such as women’s empowerment, music, food, fashion, education, business, and travel. Produced streaming media for websites and blogs such as videos and podcasts.

Marketing

Monitor, evaluate and report digital campaign performances through Analytics, email, search, social media, utilizing online/inbound marketing, SEO, SEM, Social Media Marketing, and Social Media Optimization.

Technical Proficiencies

  • Photoshop
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • Javascript
  • Web APIs
  • Agile
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • JSON
  • InVision
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • FinalCut Pro
  • Premiere Pro
  • Action Script
  • Axure
  • Angular
  • React
  • PHP
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Wordpress
  • Flash
  • XML
  • Xcode
  • Swift
  • Liquid