I've been developing on the web for the past 10 years. After getting an undergraduate degree in fine art, I've spent most of my post-collegiate life focusing on my technical skills. My digital art focus with a secondary computer science minor set me on a web designer path early on - eventually leading me to become a developer full time.
When working alongside a small team on a new product, you have a major influence on company direction and culture. There's a need for flexibility, creative solutions, and thinking on your feet. Unfortunately, most startups fail, but when you find a startup that succeeds it can be a wild ride.
While I love programming and being in the tech industry, I missed the painting, drawing, and art history classes of my undergraduate days. I started documenting my growth as an artist on my instagram, which has encouraged me to share my sketches, paintings, and thrifted or antique art finds.
During the day I build slick user interfaces for a more beautiful and easy to use web - during the evenings you can find me walking my dog, spending quality time with friends and family, and deep diving into all things arts and crafts.
Favorite hobbies include: Bonsai, Houseplants, Soccer, Sketching, Painting, Crafting and Pokemon Go.