I'm a web designer/developer, teacher and speaker. I'm part of the instructor team at Dev Bootcamp in Chicago. In 2011, I founded the Columbus, Ohio chapter of Girl Develop It, a group that provides introductory coding classes aimed at women, and I currently co-lead the Girl Develop It Chicago chapter. I speak regularly about topics related to design, development and diversity in the technology field, and focus on finding new ways to make both technology and technology education accessible to everyone.
I have a kid I like a lot. I also like good film, comic books and hair dye.
I regularly offer virtual office hour appointments for mentoring, primarily for beginner tech speakers. See upcoming appointments at my Ohours profile.
I'm sometimes available to lead internal company training. Topics I typically cover are beginner HTML/CSS and responsive web design for UX or visual designers, dynamic web prototyping and designer/developer collaboration. Feel free to contact me via email if you'd like to discuss an opportunity.
If you would like to talk to me about a speaking engagement, writing opportunity or an article or interview, contact me via email.
If you need a bio and/or hi-resolution photos, you can download my press kit.
I am not currently accepting freelance projects.
For many years, my primary web presence was Deliberatepixel.com, so there is a good chance you know me from that and might be wondering what happened to it. Nothing has - I just outgrew it. It remains live, with full archive, but I have transferred some of my longer pieces to this site's own archive for easier access. If you feel like reading the greatest hits on paper, you can still get a copy of the Deliberatepixel book.