Dr. Jessica Knott is our UX DesignOps Manager and the fearless leader of Team Uxicorns. She holds a PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education where she studied online education and its impact on teaching, learning, and organizational development. She’s passionate about the transformative power of reading and sits on the board for the Friends of Lansing Libraries. Jess’s approach to working with a new client is to learn who they are as humans, and how they define success. Her work always comes from a place of empathy and teamwork. At Gravity Works, she plans to introduce UX processes that make our clients and our entire team feel empowered through clarity and kindness.
Get To Know Jessica
I was a first-generation college student who drag raced snowmobiles to pay for community college. With that and $1,500 my grandfather made through freelance radio repair I was able to attend Kalamazoo Valley Community College and get myself on the path to MSU. I now have a doctorate.
Alex Trebek. Not the host of Jeopardy!. I wanted to be actual Alex Trebek. I also thought somehow that I could just grow up and be a rock star? Like, what is talent - just decide what you want to be and then when you grow up you’re it? I’m still waiting.
News correspondent Jessica Savitch and my great-grandmother Lucille Stoner who was a firecracker powerhouse of a lady whose name I am honored to bear. My maiden name was See, and I am told I was almost named “Tenna.” I am thankful that did not occur.
Edible Arrangements, tacos, and pizza.