My name is Amanda and I’m a front-end designer / developer based in Boston. I am currently teaching web design at MassArt and I am open to the right opportunities for contract work.
I’m interested in bettering user experience through designer-developer collaboration as well as the intersection of art, design and coding. Sometimes I speak about these topics at conferences. My past presentations include:
- Bridging the gap between designers and developers
- Responsible data visualization
- Styling forms accessibly
Contact me if you would like me to speak at your event. I believe in education to empower people within and those finding their way into the wonderful world of the web. To push forward initiatives of mentorship and community building, I also teach classes with Girl Develop It and co-organize the monthly Boston CSS Meetup.
Previously, I was the lead user experience developer at DockYard. During my time there, I worked with NASDAQ, McGraw-Hill Education, IDEO, Bioventus and more. One of the most interesting projects I had the opportunity to work on was the redesign of RubyGems, the open source gem hosting service to over a hundred thousand Ruby programs and libraries. Its daily traffic meant performance was a priority and its user-generated content meant the implementation of the design had to be flexible. Do you have interesting problems you would like to collaborate on? I’m taking on new projects! Get in touch if you think we would work well together.