Web Designer.

A little bit about me....

I am currently a freelance Front End Developer/Designer. I am also finishing the Web Design Professional Certificate Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I have already completed the two year Web Design Essentials Certificate. I received my BFA in Photography from The University of the Arts in 1999 and did freelance photography work for 10 years. A New Jersey native, I came to Philadelphia in 1995 for college, fell in love with the city, and never left. In my down time I enjoy yoga, cycling, the beach, crossword puzzles, and time spent with my husband and our boxer Ladybug.


In my time in The University of the Arts Web Design Certification Programs I have learned so many skills that I can carry on through every project I work on, including:
* Client/project requirements gathering
* Content analysis, personas, and scenarios
* Web site planning- mood boards, site diagrams and low, medium and high fidelity wireframes
* High fidelity mock-up creation and PSD or Illustrator to HTML conversion
* HTML5 and CSS 3
* Javascript, jQuery
* Semantic mark-up
* Responsive Web Design
* CSS responsive framework Skeleton
* Authoring and debugging using developer tools
* WordPress

For my own personal learning I have attended:
* WordCamp (a WordPress related technical conference)
* Girl Develop It's - Basics of Ruby and Sinatra (an introduction to Back-End Programming taught by Zach Feldman, Co-Founder of the New York Code + Design Academy)
* Girl Develop It's - Transitioning to Web and Interaction Base Design (a lecture on Interaction Design from James Pannafino author of Interdisciplinary Interaction Design – A Visual Guide)
* Philadelphia UI/UX Design's - Tutorial, Design Challenge, and User Testing (an introduction to the Marvel Prototyping App)
*Philadelphia WordPress Meetup Group - Making a WordPress Theme from a PSD
*Girl Develop It's - *HTML/CSS 202: Flexbox Layouts

Freelance Project Work

Tom Mendicino Books - An author's website that I designed and developed while working closely with my client and his publicist to adhere to their needs and input.

Soma Movement & Therapeutics -A boutique fitness facility's website that I designed and developed with the clients needs for an aesthetic yet functional website in mind.

Content Management Work

I'm currently the content manager for Tom Mendicino Books , Soma Movement & Therapeutics & Spread Bagelry. My duties include updates to information, adding new media, and small revisions to each site's look and functionality.

School Projects

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