My Freelance Manifesto

I recently shifted back to exclusively freelance/contract design work and was quickly reminded of how utterly time consuming the "sales" process can be and how, quite frankly, completely unreasonable many requests and initial expectations are. Currently I spend most of my working hours with a fantastic company, but am…

A Style Guide Component Playground

Style guides are very challenging to build, though the initial idea of creating one always sounds like a total dream. You have to create a bunch of components that are completely flexible, preferably CSS only, are well documented, and perform well across browsers. But they greatly contribute to brand consistency…

A Look Back on ELA Conf

Since the spring I have been working with an amazing group of women to bring ELA Conf, a conference all about empowering women to be leaders in tech, to life. After working on this most of the year this event finally took place in Philadelphia, PA on November 20th and…

GDI Has Come to Delaware!

Girl Develop It has officially come to Wilmington, DE. I recently teamed up with some amazing local women to bring the organization to Delaware. While there was no shortage of enthusiasm from our team or Wilmington businesses, we initially couldn’t get around a mid 2016 launch due to lack…

Word Wrapping Woes

For whatever reason I seem to fall face-first into odd, unexpected text wrapping issues more often than I'd like. I wrote an ebook and wrangling the text wrapping within the blocks of code was a nightmare. Sometimes the height of a block of text is higher than its restrictive container…

Designing Web Tutorials For Kids

For the last couple months I've been developing a kid's web design tutorial series for Tuts+, Tuts+ Town. There are eleven tutorials total and a couple of them were published recently and will continue to throughout June. The series walks kids through some foundational level pieces like how the web…