Creative technologist passionate about design systems, responsive web design and accessibility.
I believe the web should be enjoyable for all.
To me, that means that websites should:
- Load quickly with minimal page bloat and disruption (no unnecessary tracking, excessive and obtrusive advertisements, autoplaying videos etc.)
- Be functional for all users regardless of their manner of access (sighted or screenreaders, navigable by keyboard, mouse or touch, etc.)
- At the bare minimum, pass WCAG-AA accessibility guidelines
The web can be so much more than it is. Let's make it better.
Working across the web tech stack, I've consulted, architected, and delivered numerous projects for clients big and small with all sorts of use cases.
I love to design and architect design systems and responsive component libraries in close collaboration with designers. In the past, I've helped build and maintain agency-wide front-end tooling for consistently delivering best practices to clients and stakeholders. Rapid prototyping is my jam.
I mentor new and junior developers and perform duties as a tech lead.
Designing for the web since '05.
I hacked together my first CSS file at age 12 customizing a phpBB forum theme. Years later in a college art class, I was exposed to the Processing language and rediscovered how magical that feeling of creation through code was.
After graduating from the University of Oregon with a journalism degree (minor in multimedia art), I continued my education with a four-month programming bootcamp. I've been a professional web developer since 2015, across all parts of the web stack. That means I know just enough SQL to be dangerous, but I'd rather work on the front end. 😉