Jo is a User Researcher and Community Builder. Experienced in front-end development, design and business, she is currently completing her graduate studies in Human-Computer Interaction.

Research interests include civic engagement, domestic spaces, Internet of Things and smart cities.

 
 

Education

2016–Current

Master of Arts, School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

2012

International Business Postgraduate Certificate, University of Twickenham, London/Mountbatten Internship Programme, New York City

2007

Bachelor of Digital Media with Distinction, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney


Professional Experience

2016–Present

Research Assistant School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University

2017–Present

User Researcher WineDirect

2017

Product Management Vin65

2017

Teaching Assistant, IAT 100 Digital Image Design (Summer 2017) School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University

2017

Teaching Assistant, IAT 244 Digital Photography (Spring 2017) School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University

2015–2016

Digital Strategies Manager PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

2015

Communications Consultant TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

2015

Digital Strategy Consultant Vancouver Draw Down

2012–2014

Communications and Marketing Coordinator Out On Screen

2014

Communications Associate PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

2013

Audience Services Representative PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

2012

Communications Consultant Reykjavik Fashion Festival

2011–2012

Operations and Communications Lead UBS

2006–2011

Freelance Designer

2008–2010

Front-end Web Developer Funke Web Solutions

2004–2006

Web Coordinator University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts Students’ Association

2005

Intern Sydney Film Festival


Community Engagement

2016–Present

Mau Dan Garden Cooperative Housing, Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) Officer

2016–Present

Mau Dan Garden Cooperative Housing, Maintenance Committee

2014–Present

Megaphone Magazine, Board of Directors

2014–Present

Hope in Shadows, Board of Directors

2016

Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Programming Committee

2015–2016

The Post at 750, Design Committee

2015

Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Artist Translator (Korean)

2014–2015

Theatre Engagement Project, Strategic Development Committee

2011–2012

Pop-up Museum of Queer History, Communications Committee

2008

Access Gallery, Exhibition Photographer

2005–2006

University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts Film Society, President


Publications

Turner, Hannah, Aceves Sepúlveda, Gabriela, editors, and Machuca, F., Shin, J. and Wu, X., artists (2017) “Witnessing” digital project and essay. In Immediacy, the journal of the Media Studies Graduate Program at The New School in New York City.
Digital Project

Witnessing. (2017). Aceves Sepúlveda, G., Turner, H., Shin, J., Machuca, F., and Wu, X. Vancouver, cMAS Publications. (Art Zine)

“You.Got.A. Pic?” (2017). Shin, J., In Witnessing Turner, H. and Aceves Sepulveda G. eds., Vancouver, cMAS Publications. 20 Pages. ISBN # 978-0-9958899-0-3 (Artist Statement)


Exhibitions

2017

“you.got.a.pic?” (2017), Shin, J., in Witnessing, Shin, J.; Wu, X.; Machuca, F.;  Turner, H. and Aceves Sepúlveda, G. Installation in Under Super Vision, AHVA Gallery, Vancouver Co-curated by Laurie White, Sherena Razek, Whitney Brennan, and Paula Booker

2009

Endangered series, Extra Cheeese, 09 Sydney Design Week

2006

Double Take Horror series, COFA Annual


Written Work & Media

2011

“Tribeca Review”, Trespass Magazine

2007

“Double Take Horror series”, Womyns’ Issue, Tharunka


Presentations, Panels, Juries and Conferences

Presentations

2017

Status Update: Deceased. Anticipating the digital native’s social media needs in ‘digital death’. Paper presented Crossing Over: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Death and Morbidity, York University, Toronto, Canada.

2017

“you.got.a.pic”.  In Witnessing. Aceves Sepúlveda, G., Turner, H., Shin, J., Machuca, F., and Wu, X. Presented at the New Media Gallery, January 28 2017. New Westminster, Canada.

2014

Social Media for Non-Profits, Making a Scene Conference, Vancouver

Juries

2017

Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for Best BC Short Film

Panels Organized

2011–2012

Mountbatten Speaker Series, New York City

Attended

2015

International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), Vancouver

2015

Design & Content Conference, Vancouver

2014

From Now: A Conference About Humanity with Technology

2013

Cyborg Camp YVR

2013

GROW Conference, Vancouver

2011

SHARE New York, New York City


Professional Training Workshops

2016

Responsive Web Design by Vitaly Friedman, Vancouver

2014

Programming Fundamentals, CodeCore Fundamentals, Vancouver

2013

Writing Content and Mapping User Flows, Interlink Conference, Vancouver

2012

Rails Girls PDX, Portand