New title: A kinda ugly, sorta cute baby
1988 Singing lessons from dad
New title: Choir Kid
1995 Want to draw like dad
New title: Saint Seiya drawing expert
1996 Learn MS-DOS
New title: Duke Nukem amateur, Gorillas Master (Angle:✓ Velocity:✓)
1999 New home
New title: New Yorker
1999 First Job: Pharmacy
New title: Stock-Boy
2000 Parents buy first computer
New title: Proud owner of a Compaq Desktop
2002 Windows rules, Macs are for weird people
New title: Proud owner of a new Sony Vaio laptop from the Wiz
2003 Start College at CCNY
New title: Confused
2003 Second job: Hotel
New title: In-room dining server
2004 Switch majors
New title: Former Microsoft paint user, Future Adobe Illustrator evangelist
2004 Learn HTML+CSS
New title: Hooked
2005 Macs are the best thing in the whole world
New title: Owner of an iBook G4
2006 Third job: French Chocolatier
New title: Sales Associate
2006 2-time Champion!
New title Conference Soccer Player of the Year
2007 Graduate College
New title: Bachelor in Electronic Design and Multimedia
2007 iBook Dies. Zero backups. Lose everything
New title: Depressed
2008 Asked to build a Flash site
New title: Web Designer with a job
2008 Wedding Day!
New title: Partner
2009 Asked to build 2 more Flash sites
New title: Copy-paste expert. Reverse engineer breaker of things.
2010 Referrals coming from all sides
New title: Graphic Designer, Flash expert, SEO master, Joomla developer, Microsoft Word specialist, Powerpoint 4 out of 5 stars user, Excel formulas connoisseur. HTML ace, CSS ninja, Photoshop power user, Prestashop developer, After Effects Tinkerer, InDesign CMYK-er. MySQL modifier, Domain Name purchaser, Dreamweaver-er, Incredible Googler
2010 First big website crash
New title: Impostor
2011 First freelance gig at Pure+Applied
New title: Thankful
2012 First WordPress Site from a template
New title: PHP Web Developer
2012 First Full custom template
New title: UX Designer
2013 Attend first Web Conference
New title: Inspired
2013 Start working with databases
New title: Web Designer | Front-End Developer
2014 Design more identities and print items
New title: Designer | Developer
2015 Multiple projects at once.
New title: Hybrid
2016 Published this post
Current Title: Designer who codes
– Jetpack. Have never used it and “supposedly” slows sites but I really liked what I saw from them at WordCamp US last December. If it doesn’t work for me at least I get to learn how it might work for client work.
Added new Fonts!
Two weights of the gorgeous Antenna Family for my headers hosted on Webtype, and FF Dagny Pro for body font hosted on Typekit. (Probably not the best for my performance budget down the line).
– Messed a bit with my stylesheets and margins. No contact photo yet. It is winter in NY and I’m set on doing an outdoor shoot.
Antenna is the first font I used as a web font. First converted it (probably not best practice) then hosted it with font-face on clients’ shared server (super slow).. but hey! It worked and it looked amaaazing!
Screenshot of update: