I’ve been involved with the web since my undergraduate days at Sarah Lawrence College, where I studied writing, art, and what was then charmingly called “theory of new media.” After college, I worked for a while in publishing as a web editor, which back then meant a wide and often bewildering set of responsibilities. The old companies I worked for fizzled when the dot-com bubble burst, but it was pretty exciting while it lasted. After a short, titillating spin through an agency, I ended up at Barnes & Noble publishing for a while. It’s where I met my husband. Now, I’ve been freelancing for several years — I love the variety and sweet, sweet freedom.
My love for the web is related to my love for photography and fanzines. It’s got a low barrier to entry, it encourages collaboration, late nights; it’s young, it’s art, it’s history. Document the scene, man. Sometimes the web feels like it has limitless possibilities for community. Sometimes it feels almost egalitarian (and sometimes people are jerks). These are some of the reasons why I enjoy thinking about it, and working on it.
For more about my philosophy on work and the web, and to get more information about the kinds of projects I take, visit my business site, Durable Goods Design.