I’m a designer, artist and educator. I’m passionate about designing a better world, one web page at a time. I’m available for freelance and full-time work.
I have 6+ years of experience as a front-end web designer; 3+ years working as a freelance front-end web designer offering UI, visual design, WordPress and other services to small businesses, educational institutions and non-profits and 3+ years of experience spread out over my 16 years as a design educator, where I led several service-learning web projects.
I have a proven track record collaboratively developing web projects from ideation to completion. I’m a creative problem solver, using strong technical abilities and communication skills to come up with effective web design solutions.
As a freelancer, I provide front-end web development to small businesses and non-profits. I collaborate with my clients to design and produce finished websites using WordPress as a CMS and provide training and ongoing support. I also manage web content and e-communications for multiple clients.
I fell in love with the magic of creating things at an early age. I made a small doll at school when I was about nine years old and I became obsessed with bringing little people to life. I scoured the house looking for materials to turn into dolls, using everything from tissue paper to old socks to pipe cleaners. That impulse eventually led me to study product design at UIC. I planned to go into toy design or exhibit design but instead I discovered and fell in love with web design. Many years later, I still love web design and making things with my hands. What I love about both is the magic of bringing something new to life.
I taught web design full-time for 16 years at Robert Morris University. My years teaching everything from HTML to user interface design gave me deep technical knowledge, strong interpersonal and management skills, and the ability to explain any design concept to anyone.