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I’ve been using HTML since tables were in vogue. I’ve come a long way since, but if you need an e-mail coded, I’ve still got tables down cold.
Can’t have HTML without CSS! I’m a big fan of SASS, too. Responsiveness is in my repertoire as well.
I can read it, I can write it, and I think libraries are a great tool in the proper circumstances.
Content management systems! I’m particularly adept at WordPress, but I’ve learned and worked in proprietary systems as well.
Other technical bits I’m familiar with: PHP, Ruby, & Ruby on Rails, plus whatever else I need to learn to get the job done!
Scripted’s FAQ. I took their existing site & color scheme and applied it to a mobile-friendly, scannable FAQ structure. The design was then implemented by their dev team.
I periodically challenge myself to redesign my portfolio site, taking into account the latest best practices in both design and development, as well as changes in my professional bio. Generally speaking, I design the overall look in Photoshop and Illustrator and then flesh it out in a local WordPress dev environment.
The creds: MA in journalism / mass comm from UNC-CH, where I focused on visual storytelling and multimedia. 5 years at CNN.com as a news desk designer/sr. designer. Overlapping both, nearly a decade of freelance design work & FED work.
I’ve always been a maker. I make jewelry, clothes, messes, food, cat beds…and I like to talk about it!
Also, when I say I make jewelry, I’m not kidding. It’s an old hobby with new skills — now, instead of beads and string, I’ve moved on to stones and soldering torches. I write about that, too, over at phiden.net, and I maintain an Etsy shop.