My first design project was my high school yearbook. I was a freshman, but somehow I ended up being the editor-in-chief, and I remember being pretty excited about the prospect. It was a lot of work, but getting the printed copies back just before the end of the school year was an extremely proud moment for me. Earlier that year, I had decided I wanted to dip my toes into the world of HTML coding. After reading through the entire Geocities HTML help section, I began constructing crude webpages. It was exhilarating being able to turn seemingly random lines of code into visual representations on a web browser.
I was hooked.
Since 13, I’ve been learning and growing as a designer. Most of my expertise and experience is in the web design space, but I’ve done many print/physical jobs as well. I took black and white photography in high school as well and loved the creative aspect of being able to tell a story through a still image.
I majored in Communication at Washington State University and had the pleasure of graduating just as the recession of 2008 hit. No one was hiring. No one. After hundreds of applications sent out and not one interview in return, I decided it was time to head back to my roots and pursue design work as a career. It worked. Four applications netted me 2 interviews and I was off to the races.
Six years later, I’ve accumulated a great deal of experience working with Microsoft as well as a number of other local businesses as a designer, solving visual and user experience problems. On the side, I decided to dig into this new thing called “WordPress.” It turned out to be one of the best decisions I’d made concerning my design growth. WordPress opened up many doors for me, enabling me as a lone designer to develop more and more complex web sites to keep up with my clients’ needs.
Now, I’m pursuing design as a freelance consultant again. Specializing in WordPress design, I can bring your vision to life.
Let’s do this.