There was a time I thought digital artists were creative sell outs. As I began my undergraduate program in Fine Art, a sherpa to a portfolio case twice my size, something was missing. I yearned for context, research, observation. I transitioned out of Fine Art coursework and delved deeply into what resulted in a Bachelor's Degree in Art History. Specifically, ancient art. At the core, it was and still is my deep fascination with what makes art and design intrinsically human.
I was fascinated by a world that once seemed so alien. The irony was real. What could possibly be more human than designing with empathy, from the end user's perspective?
And now, as a freelance web designer, I've collaborated with small businesses to find their voice in the digital world. By making the complex appear simple and designing with intention, I've created websites that generate growth and inspire visitors.
It all made sense. I could blend my love of art, creation and research into a meaningful career path. I immediately enrolled in a web design certificate program, learning front-end programing languages, prototyping software and wireframing.