About

My name is Emily! I am a passionate and creative web designer/developer who enjoys building engaging digital user experiences.

I fell in love with what I call the “magic of web design” while earning my bachelor’s in English. For several semesters, I worked as a staff member on the student news magazine, Arches, and its corresponding website (hosted on WordPress). When we uploaded articles to its website, we were asked to think of ways to enhance the experience, not just make it the same as print. For one story, I remember suggesting adding an interactive map. Our advisor allowed me to experiment with different plugins. Through this opportunity, I discovered a blend of technology and creativity that is website design/development. After graduating and working in a digital communications role, I realized my true passion was designing and building websites.

Currently, I am looking to gain more hands-on experience through an internship. I plan to graduate with an associate degree in web and digital media design in December 2022.

Skills:

  •  Proficient in writing HTML and CSS
  •  Working knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery, PHP, and MySQL
  •  Competent in Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD
  •  Savvy with content management systems including WordPress
  •  Good problem-solving abilities

Education:

Associate of Science in Web and Digital Media Design
Milwaukee Area Technical College – Expected December 2022 – Overall GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Arts in English-Writing for New Media, minors in Studio Arts and Spanish
Mount Mary University – May 2017 – Overall GPA: 3.8

Work and Volunteer Experience:

Web Designer/WordPress Administrator Intern
Hola Cultura (Starting June 2022)

Digital Communications Manager (Freelance)
Global Partners: Running Waters, June 2019-May 2022
Maintaining their website (hosted on WordPress), developing content for their social media, designing marketing emails, and helping with event promotional needs.

Communications Volunteer
Firstfruits, December 2018-Present
Creating their weekly email in Mailchimp, developing content for their social media, and designing flyers for their upcoming events.

Alumnae and Donor Engagement Specialist (Full Time)
Mount Mary University Alumnae and Donor Relations Office, December 2017-November 2021
Focused on digital communications, including developing social media content, creating marketing emails, and maintaining the department’s web pages. Also helped with in-person and virtual event execution and promotion.

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Fun Facts

 Art Lover and Occasional Maker

Casual Writer of Stories

 Avid Reader (mostly fiction)

 Superb Puzzle Solver

 Owner of an Adopted Cat

 Baker of All Things Sweet

 Brilliant Coder In the Making