Need Some Help With Your Workload?
I’m interested in opportunities to grow and learn as a WordPress developer and available to take on projects on a contract basis. The best way to learn more is through practical implementation, and I would love to take on work you don’t have time for or flat out don’t want to do! My super-powers are site building and styling according to mock-ups. I also love to conceptualize and design user experiences that are one of a kind. Keep reading to see if we would be a good working fit. If you’re ready to connect, fill out my contact form to get started!
Not Your Average Geek
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My background is unique from most web developers.
I have a long history of being uncompromising in my values and conducting myself with dignity in all that I do. My creative work started as a hairstylist straight out of high school because I knew formal college was not the way to go when I was 18 years old. I loved working with my hands and learned more than any university class could teach by the myriad of client stories I heard over my 10+ years in the industry. Developing relationships built on trust and honesty is what made my clients stick with me for years on end.
I discovered my love of digital design while earning a degree in fashion design. After moving to NYC to try and use that in some way (uh, no didn’t work out), I landed a job as manager/buyer and blogger of Brooklyn’s top designer consignment boutique. While working here and creating promotional emails for them, I started teaching myself to code and enrolled in an online program to learn web design formally. Needless to say I was hooked then and and still am now. With this program, I learned how to hand code static sites from scratch, which I’m so thankful I took the time to do, but I still needed to learn to integrate them into a content management system.
Enter my first internship with Pixeldust Interactive in Austin, TX, a mostly Drupal focused agency. I was brought on as an intern but quickly put on salary because I was catching on quickly and doing actual billable work in a matter of weeks. While working as a front-end developer at Pixeldust, my time was spent styling huge sites to exact design specifications, site building, content creation and management, etc. I was thrown into the trenches of Drupal, and wouldn’t take back any of my experience with it. It’s how I truly learned about development. However, in my freelance career, I’ve chosen to use WordPress for it’s ease of use, scalability, and all the other reasons people love being part of the WordPress community!
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“We have worked with Trista on several projects and have always found her to be reliable and responsive. She is always capable of any front-end development task we throw at her.”
Owner, Pixeldust Interactive
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