front end engineer empowering teams with thoughtful design systems while specializing in accessibility
My career didn’t start off in the creative industry. Not even close. I spent hours in a cramped office ticking away at audit reports or writing up risk procedures for banks. In 2017, I felt it was time to shift gears and start figuring out what it means to “love what you do”. I quit my job (after a year of self-teaching) and jumped into an immersive web development program at General Assembly.
I landed my first role as a front end developer for a creative agency that focuses on social good companies in Atlanta. On the side, I use to work with entrepreneurs to help launch their digital presence on different platforms. There is nothing more exciting than watching people make their brand or project come to life. I know what it feels like to build and grow in a place of passion, and I know what it feels like when you’ve accomplished it!
As I started developing more knowledge in my craft, I found a role that combined my love for both design and engineering. I now work on building a design system for Mailchimp as a UX Engineer.
If I'm not digging into code or pairing fonts, you can probably find me on the other side of the hemisphere :)
Senior Front End Engineer - Design SystemsMailchimp
Currently building React components, creating design tokens, testing for accessibility and writing documentation for our pattern library. I work with product teams by onboarding them into our new design system and support them during implementation.
Front end developer who created and maintained end-to-end web application development using Angular and Drupal for non-profits, businesses, and government entities. Clients included Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics.
Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs has been a passion of mine. I helped build brands and websites exclusively on Squarespace for a number of clients. As an independent front end developer, I was also a Squarespace Circle Member growing my web design practice. I was featured on a Squarespace member story sharing my journey from accounting to finding my craft in the tech space. I've worked with them as a 2017 Portfolio Consultant during the A3C Conference and hosted Squarespace courses at General Assembly.