From REALTOR® to web designer
I was a real estate broker in Hawaii and Washington state for many years. Being a REALTOR® involves myriad specialties: consultation, communication, marketing, negotiation and ongoing education, and I enjoyed helping people with their important decisions about buying and selling homes.
As the Internet became essential to the real estate industry, I was drawn to the process of using the web to highlight my listings and disseminate my knowledge about buying and selling homes.
Eventually I decided to leave the real estate business to become a freelance web designer. I love the ever-evolving challenges and rewards of designing for the web.
My Web Design Education and Training
My path to becoming a web designer has been a combination of formal training and independent learning.
I enrolled in the Web Design Program at Seattle Central College, and took classes in HTML (HyperText Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), Content Management Systems (WordPress), design, and the practical aspects of a web design career.
I keep up to date with current trends and specifications in HTML, CSS and WordPress, and am excited to be part of the web design and development technology.