I was honoured to speak on a panel of women talking about their experiences in tech at this weekend’s Hackapalooza, put on by Ladies Learning Code. Things discussed: quitting your day job, the tech industry is inspiring and ridiculous, 20 hour work days, 12 hours days learning code, imposter syndrome, the thrill of making things, … Read more Ladies Learning Code: Women in Tech Panel
It’s heartening to hear that in recent days there’s been an outpouring of support across Europe. Crowds in Austria, Germany and Iceland have taken to the streets to show their disgust with the detainments and to welcome more migrants. Meanwhile, here in Canada, especially under Harper, we are continually making it harder and harder for people … Read more Never Home: All Migrants Welcome
I graduated from coding school a year ago today. I quit my day job as a graphic designer at the Vancouver Public Library a few months earlier and aimed to freelance full-time. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Here are some things I’ve learned in my first year of freelancing.
Drawing Change is a portfolio site I built for Sam Bradd, a friend of mine who is doing great work as a graphic facilitator and illustrator with non-profits and other change makers. I’ve been using the Make theme solely on my web design projects this year.
“MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. The Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. Approximately 23 … Read more Infographic wins gold in MarCom Awards
Eye Catching Photos Photos can make or break a website. I’m a visual person, so the first thing I see is the photography. The best way to get great photos? Hire a photographer. Okay, so that’s not always an option. Interesting and unusual stock photography is a good alternative. Some good stock photography sites include: … Read more Quick, easy and free ways to make your site look great