I'm new to Seattle after having dreamed about living here for years. I started doing design after I graduated from UCSD with a degree in Psychology and minor in Fine Art. I'm constantly learning and improving my skills in design and development.
I enjoy studying Japanese, sewing, looking at anatomy illustration textbooks, going on Wikipedia binges, and new media art.
I started designing for print while practicing HTML/CSS and learning frameworks like Bootstrap. I got my first few clients through referrals based on word of mouth. Over time, my early clients would recommend me to their other business relationships who needed a website built or some branding done. My business grew into my company that I started with my partner, RainMade.
My workspace is messy - wireframe sketches and notes scribbled in margins. I use grid paper to try to stay in the lines, but it doesn't always happen. It's an artist's desk.
My file storage online is a lot more organized. I update a master file containing a table of contents with links to each sub-category document. Collaborative documents sit in my bookmark bar under the "work" folder. There are also folders for "inspiration," "UX resources," and "costume reference photos." Only til Halloween!
I wireframe, mockup, design, and build websites.
I primarily work on front-end design using responsive frameworks and developing a website's UI and look and feel. I specialize in the design and front-end build of websites and graphic design for web. I also provide creative direction for a variety of projects including logo design, brand identity, landing pages, print collateral, advertisements, slide decks, and email marketing campaigns.
For me, websites are canvases where I can design and build anything -- it's a space where artists can freely construct their own narratives and worlds. I believe in artist visibility and do pro bono work to help artists put their work online.