REGISTRARS, HOSTS & COMPUTERS OH MY
THE BUILDING BLOCKS
WEB DEV JOURNEY
Okay, I’m about to lay it all out there for you guys to see how I fell into web dev and design.
1993 Built a computer, tinkered with every setting possible
1994 Built a website on geocities, modified everything
1995 Used HTML snips in myspace to customize
2004 Sought graphic design degree to combine computers and art
2006 Got a design job at a t-shirt shop
2006 Learned how to use e-commerce CMS for t-shirt shop website
2007 HTML + CSS + PHP to customize and modify purchased themes
2009 Completed BFA in graphic design
2009 Built layouts with HTML, CSS and familiarizing with web hosts
2012 Web development internship for 3 months- learned Joomla
2013 Accepted a web dev job and learned WordPress CMS
2014 Building fully custom WordPress themes back to back
2015 Responsive WP – Bootstrap framework
2015 Added ACF for intuitive UI of dashboard
2016 Utilization of Foundation Grid based theme
2017 Building UX/UI methods and implementation
2017 ACF Flexible templates and clones for drag and drop experience, experimentation with new WordPress blocks
2018 Familiarizing in Terminal, docker, docker-compose (thanks Jacob Walker)
2019 Seeking next things – interested in learning more about database connections, APIs, programming languages
2020 Started answering questions on stackoverflow.com
2020 Building up git accounts, projects
2021 Starting Freelance Heather New LLC
2021 Joined A11yTalks Team
During my career, I’ve worked with a pool of massively talented people and not only has that shaped the developer I am but the person I have become.
I enjoy working with people who love what they do. Do you need a website for your passion project?
Let’s talk, chances are I have some ideas about the marketing strategy. I can build a website for you.
Senior Digital Developer
Greteman Group (2016 – 2021)
I lead, consulted and built web projects and process while operating as on site IT. Transferring highly polished creative design deliverables and ideas into fully functioning websites was my main role. My expertise was sought for best practices, usability, all things computer, as well as training and interacting with the clients.
Prime Concepts (2014 – 2016)
My main role was to built custom WordPress websites for a variety of clients. Creating websites and landing pages quickly and efficiently pushed my development process helping me to level up to fully customized solutions for clients.