Over the years, I've had the pleasure of working with brands such as Holt Renfrew, Home Depot, Globe & Mail and Bell as a front-end developer at top digital agencies, Teehan+Lax and Nurun. The projects ranged from creating front-end templates, mobile prototypes and web apps. My stint at a software company, Field ID, involved overhauling the in-house web app's front-end architecture and creating a customized framework.
You can catch me volunteering at various Ladies Learning Code events around the country as lead instructor. I've also taught in Humber College's Web Design & Interactive Media Program as well as with HackerYou, teaching and mentoring.
How did I get my start? After getting my degree in Communications and Psychology from York University, I didn't know what to do. I was flipping through a Seneca College brochure and the Web Design Program caught my eye. I decided to take the money I had been saving for a car and enrolled in the course. And as they say, the rest is history.
Oh yeah, I still don't have a car.
Unfortunately, many of the projects I've worked on are either no longer online, require login access to view or out of date. So, why not go through my collection of online memorabilia instead?
A project by Aaron Alfred.
He posed the question, "What inspires you?" to 17 different people in the web industry (including me!) and captured stories of being positive, driven, and passionate about the craft.
The book is available for download.
As more interviewees are added to the site, I feel more and more honored to be included amongst these women.
This project was part of Teehan+Lax Labs. We took my love of food and organization and created a "smart milk jug" using Arduino to explore how physical computing interacts with our everyday life.
Code Kids is a documentary focusing on seeing kids being taught coding in schools in Canada's Maritime provinces. They came to the Ladies Learning Code Fredericton, New Brunswick chapter kick off where I lead an HTML & CSS workshop. I sat down with them to talk about my thoughts on why more women don't going into programming.
This video also made me realize how much I talk with my hands!
This was the first Ladies Learning Code workshop that I taught outside of Toronto.
During 2012 & 2013, Ladies Learning Code launched several new chapters across the country. I got to be a part of these great events, leading the workshops in Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Calgary and London. For this workshop, CBC Ottawa was there to film the event.
SitePoint provides content for web professionals via tutorials, books, articles and courses.
I wrote an article about multi-screen development for them back in 2012, called Too Big, Too Small, or Just Right: Creating a Website for Multiple Screens.
Once upon a time, I used to draw on paper. Here's a sample of my drawings and a couple of other personal projects. Also, check out my latest on-going project, Summer of Me.
Lauryn Hill, conté
Aaliyah, conté and pastel
Logo for wedding website and invitations, Photoshop
Dummy text generator using quotes from The Wire, thewireipsum.com