I got interested in web design in middle school, and I’ve been creating websites ever since. I carried that interest with me into college, where I studied Visual Communication Technology at Bowling Green State University. I got my first internship as a web designer at a design studio in Bowling Green, OH and I loved it, so I decided to make it my career! After I graduated, I worked in the industry for a year before deciding to go back to BGSU to pursue a Master’s degree in Learning Design, which I finished up last May.
BGSU Graduation, August 2010
I enjoy working with code, but I am no stranger to the design side of things. I’m also passionate about teaching and learning, especially when it comes to web design. I do my best to try something new on every project, and I like to experiment with the latest techniques and technologies in the field. I’m a creative problem solver and I always enjoy a good challenge.
Some of my top areas of expertise are:
- Front-end development (HTML, CSS, jQuery)
- Responsive design
- Print design
- Content management
- Digital media (audio, video, presentations)
- Training & research
One of the recent projects I worked on with TBH Creative was the Jump IN for Healthy Kids website, in which I was responsible for the development of the website. To ensure that it works across a variety of devices, the website was built responsively, with special consideration given to mobile design. I also worked on integrating the website into the TBH content management system in order to enable the Jump IN staff to make updates to the website. Overall, I really enjoyed working on this project!
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- Born: South Bend, IN
- Favorite food: Tacos
- Coffee or tea?: Coffee, black
- Favorite game: Scattergories
- Favorite color: Blue
- Last vacation: Ocean City, MD (My honeymoon!)
In my non-work time…
I like to spend time with my husband, Paul, and my cat, Dynamo. Paul and I just got married June 21, so we’ve had a lot going on! When I actually have time to relax, I like to read, do crossword puzzles, or catch up on my favorite TV shows.
My husband, Paul, with our cat, Dynamo
I look forward to diving in and working with more clients and interesting projects. I will be writing several blog posts each month here; I like to blog about a variety of web design topics. My posts typically involve design tips, the latest trends in the industry, or how to make your website more successful.