Alexis Jensen

Work Experience

From September 2015 to April 2016

Intern iOS Developer and VanHacks Project Manager.

Two Tall Totems. Vancouver.

  • Implemented the Study Together app using Swift.
  • Organised a two day 85 participant hackathon for social good.
  • Wrote project management processes recommendations report.

From July 2009 to August 2014

Archivist / Collections Manager.

Nikkei National Museum. Vancouver.

  • Designed schema and built two databases, using Filemaker Pro.
  • Designed UX and website layout for online collections database.
  • Supervised and trained assistants, interns and summer students.
  • Catalogued and audited over 6000 artefact and archival records.
  • Curated hallway exhibitions.
  • Created and co-hosted the Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me podcast.
  • Created NNM’s Lost & Found blog.

From September 2008 to July 2009

Sales and Press Administrator.

molo. Vancouver.

  • Audited molo’s customer and press database.
  • Edited molo’s press releases and product booklets.

From September 2004 to April 2008

Collections Manager.

MacBride Museum. Whitehorse.

  • Managed projects including the relocation of the museum’s collection.
  • Developed collections policy and procedure.
  • Catalogued and photographed over 3500 artefacts.


From September 2014 to August 2018

Bachelor of Computer Science paired with Art History.

University of British Columbia. Vancouver.

From September 2002 to October 2003

MPhil in Art History in Early European Art.

Christie’s Education (University of Glasgow). London.

From September 1997 to April 2002

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in History in Art.

University of Victoria. Victoria.

Professional Development

From January to April 2012

Web Design and Management II.

University of Victoria. Victoria.

From September to December 2012

Web Design and Management I.

University of Victoria. Victoria.

April 2007

Financial Management in Cultural Institutions.

University of Victoria. Victoria.

December 2006

Records Management.

Yukon Territorial Government. Whitehorse.

Skills & Interests

  • HTML & CSS
  • Javascript/JQuery
  • Photoshop
  • Python
  • Sketch
  • Swift
  • UX/UI


  • English
  • French
  • German -- kind of


Vonnegut a Day - iOS Application

Vonnegut a Day sends a daily dose of Mr Kurt Vonnegut Jr's words of wisdom. Features include animations, sharing and notifications. I designed, built and shipped the project. iTunes:

Hug a Tree - Web Application

Hug a Tree allows people to find, hug, tweet and heart the trees of Vancouver, BC. In the second iteration, working in a team of two, my energy was spent creating models for the database, designing and building the front-end with Sketch, HTML, CSS and Javascript and populating it with views using the Django 2.05 framework.

Bill Reid Gallery Database - Web Application

An internal and online database housing the gallery’s collection of artworks and archival material. I researched and chose a database that met the needs of the gallery, installed and set up the software (pastperfect). I later designed and styled the online database to match the BRG's main website using pastperfect's framework and CSS.