Baking with code during a pandemic.
For years I’ve worked as a visual designer for web and video. I’ve been fortunate to work with a handful of extremely talented designers, writers, and developers. I’ve always been amazed by how all developers are able to build websites and apps or anything else by stringing words together that computers understand. Over the years I’ve learned some coding skills here and there, but I’ve never felt confident with my knowledge to fully code something on my own.
The Pandemic has affected us all in many ways. I’m very lucky to say that no…
The sun above the cloud.
I’ll be the first to say I love Adobe products. They’re the industry standard for design, and I’ve been using AfterEffects and Photoshop almost every day for the past decade. My skills with Adobe software have helped make me marketable designer and given me confidence.
But, the industry is changing–FAST. I first noticed it a few years back when I received app prototypes as InVision sites. This was when Sketch had just made its way into digital agencies. Like a jerk, I resisted learning new software or production processes. I was Adobe through and through…
How anxiety has recharged my creativity and career.
I’ve struggled with anxiety my entire life, and working as a designer comes with a unique amount of stress and pressure. Designers are expected to be innovative and creative. We are pressured to work long hours and prioritize work over life. For me, these stresses have sometimes snowballed into anxious thoughts. It wasn’t until recently that I accepted and addressed my anxiety disorder, and it has changed my world view as a designer.
Anxiety is the second most common mental disorder. The NIH estimate that 31.1% of American adults have experienced an…
I’m a designer, animator and developer.