I'm a web designer/developer, speaker and teacher located 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 work with GDI as an advisor and sometimes teacher.
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 movies, writing on paper and hair dye.
I work full-time as an independent consultant. I like to focus on designing and developing minimal, accessible web sites and application interfaces with HTML/CSS, but I have a range of skills. If you would like to make a request about my availability, please contact me.
I'm also available to lead internal company training. Topics I typically cover are beginner HTML/CSS and responsive web design for UX or visual designers, rapid web prototyping and designer/developer collaboration. Feel free to contact me via email if you'd like to discuss an opportunity.
I regularly offer virtual office hour appointments for mentoring, primarily for beginner tech speakers. See upcoming appointments at my Ohours profile.
If you would like to talk to me about a speaking engagement, writing opportunity or an article or interview, contact me via email.
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.