I’m a web designer and front-end developer from Orange County, California. I’m 29 years old, and I’ve been building websites for the past four years.
I’m a recovering perfectionist, dog lover, caffeine
addict enthusiast, baker, athlete, world traveler, and a damn good web designer (if I do say so myself).
How it started …
I got started in web design in 2017, while I was in grad school trying to build a freelance copywriting business on the side.
Sadly, that business never took off because I couldn’t figure out how the f#%k to build a website (R.I.P.).
Instead of studying for my exams, I regularly stayed up until way past midnight watching YouTube videos and browsing Reddit threads learning how to customize a simple WordPress theme.
I had no idea what the hell I was doing, but I had a blast learning all of the ins and outs of building a website. So I kept learning … and learning … and I’ve never stopped.
How it’s going …
Although my focus is constantly changing, I’m currently learning all I can about the JAMstack and static-site generators like Hugo, Jekyll, and Gatsby––which together offer many of the features associated with full-fledged web applications minus the headache.
I also share a lot of what I’ve learned on my blog. And my writing has been featured in several online publications,––including Prototypr, UX Planet, and the Data-Driven Investor––where it has been shared among thousands of readers.
Everything I know about web design and development is self-taught. I’ve always loved to learn, and I’m extremely grateful to be working in a field in which constant learning is a plus.
Now I work with online business owners, helping them out so they don’t have to spend years learning how to build a website like I did.
A bit more
I was born and raised in beautiful southern California. And I lived in Washington, D.C. for four years while I was going to college. Now I live in Orange County, just 10 minutes from the ocean.
I have a few hobbies. I love to bake, and when I’m not sitting in front of the computer, you can usually find me in the kitchen either proofing bread dough or frosting a cake.
On the weekends, I play in a gay kickball league with my friends. My team is called The Sirens, and we are terrible. I play outfield.