I have been working as a freelance web designer/developer since 2012. During the spring of 2013, I taught my first web development course and soon realized I had a passion for teaching. Since then I’ve been shifting my practice from client design/development work to instruction and consulting.
In addition to my independent work with clients, I have taught classes and workshops with a few reputable organizations:
Pratt Institute of Design
Courses: UI Prototyping in Code, Coding I – III. Instruct and develop curricula for Pratt’s continuing education courses, including the new Mobile UI/UX certificate and Coding program. Course material is catered to designers.
Facilitate Code_in a Day, a full-day intensive seminar where non-technical corporate professionals create a webapp in a day. Clients include GE, Liberty Mutual, Capco, and McKinsey & Company.
Girl Develop It
I have taught several workshops with Girl Develop It including Hands-on Sass Fundamentals in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, Coding for WordPress and Building Custom WordPress Websites in Pittsburgh.
The Tackle Box
The Tackle Box is a curriculum of online courses I developed to teach WordPress development. I enjoy teaching with other organizations, but I occasionally found myself limited by pre-existing curricula and infrastructure. My solution was, quite simply, to make my own school! Read more and check out the classes here.
As well as teaching, I am always on the lookout for speaking opportunities whether it be at a meet-up, school event, or conference. A few highlights:
If you think my experience would be a good fit at your event or meetup I’d love to discuss. Get in touch!
Writing, Interviews, and Podcasts
My background is in Fine Arts. I spent my first two years of college studying Printmaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder and finished up at Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (SMFA). During my final year of college, I became a bit jaded about the art world and learned to make WordPress websites. The rest is history!
Finally, if you’re into slightly-out-of-date resumes, you can download mine here or take a look at my mostly-up-to-date profile on LinkedIn.