Over the last decade I've been a teacher, a newspaper layout artist, a start up intern monkey, a freelancer, a front end developer at a branding firm and now a front-end and ux developer on an enterprise app development platform. I've gained skills in a myriad of fields and I learnt to work in a range of environments with a host of great colleagues (and learnt how to play nice with the less than nice ones). All those different jobs led me to front-end as the field I'm pursuing as a career. It's that perfect blend of creative and technical that keeps me coming back since fiddling with CSS in high-school.
While I'm still relatively new to front end (since June 2014), I have a decade of professional working experience and an extensive portfolio, which I know showcases my passion and ability. I am an avid learner and given the right environment and structure I am very confident in my ability to pick up new skills. Please take a look below at some of my favourite projects I've worked on.To view my work/education history as well as a full list of skills and projects I've work on, please visit my LinkedIn profile by clicking here.
I have a range of skills; each feeding of the experience and knowledge I gain learning them.
Photography is my longest standing hobby and I love it's blend of creative and technical. Follow the basic rules and you can take a good photo; Add some creativity and you can take a great one.
I've always been doodling for as long as I can remember. Sometimes something good comes of it.
Doing makeup evolved from my photography and then became it's own little monster. I absolutely love what makeup does and how much can be done with it (even on guys). Occasionally I blog about the topic.
As a side project I create pasties for Burlesque dancers, mostly in the Cape Town community. Mostly I just like figuring out how to make things.
Be warned the link could be considered NSFW
I care very much about the UX of a site and often find myself suggesting structure changes that would make a website more useful to it's users. When I was studying design, the Bauhaus movement fascinated me and UX, as it stands today, is the strongest embodiment of the Bauhaus tenet I've seen: Form should follow function.
My first job was teaching highschool students photography, graphic design and Photoshop; by chance I discovered I had a knack for teaching people and that I love doing so. I've learnt much over the years, from each of my different jobs, but I'd have to say this is the one that taught me the most in terms of people skills (and patience).