Front-End Web Developer For Hire
I'm a Front-end Web Developer from the Washington, DC area. I like clean, simple, semantic code, and innovative and unique design.
In addition to my experience with web development I have aquaried a variety of skills through my education and work history over the years. I'm a graphic designer, a creative writer, a photographer, a musician, an experienced English teacher, and a homebrewer of mead.
You can learn more about my various skills bellow ↓
The most rewarding aspect of working with technology is the integration of technical skills with artistic vision. I naturally gravitate towards front-end development because of the emphasis on design and visual aesthetic. I am interested in further cultivating my design skills with advanced CSS3 properties and animations, and powerful design frameworks.
The clean and logical interplay of various pages of code all working in concert to produce content that's efficient, stylized, and responsive is appealing to me. I feel learning more back-end technologies will only improve my front-end skills. I have ambitions of becoming a full stack developer.
I know how to empathize with a variety of perspectives. New and unique user experiences are at the heart of the untapped potential of the web and I want to be a part of re-imagining how we use technology while preserving and realizing our humanity.
I have years of experience using Adobe Photoshop for a variety of personal and professional projects. I also have some fundamental experience with Adobe Illustrator. My familiarly with graphic design will aid me well in producing content for web development.
I have years of amateur video production and editing experience. I have never worked in this field professionally but I am adept at video editing software and have taken courses in film theory and film production. My familiarly with working with video files will be useful while working in web development.
I'm an ESL teacher with over three years experience working in the field of education. I have taught students from a variety of age groups and from countries all over the world. I love teaching because it's an opportunity to interact with people across cultural boundaries. It's an experience that's as enriching for me as I hope it's instructive for my students.
In recent years I've become an avid amatuer homebrewer. My favorite drink to brew is the ancient honey wine beverage we call mead! My inner viking is satisfied by the sweet and spicy blends of fermented honey with hints of clove, juniper, and citrus peel. Maybe some day I'll start my own experience meadery.
I learned the fundamentals of web development and how to create simple websites using only HTML5 and CSS3. This foundational understanding is important before learning about frameworks, Flexbox, programming, and other more advanced aspects of development. I've been exposed to the full potential of CSS3 and how advanced the styling techniques can get and I'm excited to learn more about animations, grid layouts, Flexbox, and Sass.
XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language and it has a similar structure to HTML but the bracketed element names are customized which makes it a powerful tool in structuring custom bits of data. I learned to read and write simple XML documents and how this markup language is one of the supporting foundational structures of the web.
I learned that AJAX is a way to load content from databases and can be used to update portions of websites without needing to reload the pages. This is a useful tool in creating responsive websites the load quickly and efficiently.
I learned how to use CSS Media Queries to stylize certain elements for different sized screens. I also learned how to streamline the whole process using Bootstrap and W3.CSS responsive frameworks.