Currently I'm a web designer for one of the largest mutual fund companies in the world, located in southeast Pennsylvania. My latest passion is accessibility, making our web sites and apps easy to use for those with disabilities. Making that happen across the enterprise absorbs most of my time and attention.
In my free time I love to sketch...just ordinary objects, buildings, and people, from real life with ink and a little watercolor. Nothing like putting pen to paper and losing track of time in the flow of the work for a few minutes each day. The process is what feeds me.
I've been an artist all my life starting with finger painting in kindergarten, drawing with crayons, pencils and pens through school, learning the art of photography and design in college years, then quilting and creating fiber art with needle, thread and fabric, to graphic design of logos, brochures and magazines, and finally to working with the code and pixels of computer art and web experiences. The medium changes but curiosity and creativity remain the same.
In the midst of all that I married and put my creative mind to raising three children, keeping a home, caring for my husband and making a living.
If you'd like a peek at my professional life, take a look at my resume [pdf]. Otherwise, you'll find some samples of my work here on this site. The site is not quite finished, but I don't anticipate that it will ever be finished. It's the nature of web design and creative work.
I'd love to have a conversation with you, so tweet me @ellenking.