I’ve been designing websites since the late 1990s. I’m a multi-disciplinary person with lots of interests—photography, gardening, landscaping, cooking, marketing, writing—but one common thread unites them all: a love of great design that helps people, whether they’re trying to grow vegetables or share an idea with a large and diverse audience. As a designer, gardener, mom, and human, I’m a fan of the permaculture movement; it speaks to where we are right now and where we need to be.
Permaculture provides a lens through which we can start this process—in web design, in landscape design, in the workplace. In short: Design Everything.
What is permaculture, you ask? Here is a start, though you’ll note that, as with life, some things are contradictory:
The NEW Home Economics
Another way to think about this is a reimagining of Home Ec classes that no longer exist in schools. How can we [re]design our lives to maximize health and family time, given the realities of modern existence? I started a blog about this in February 2009; the project is ongoing and I’ve learned a ton. Read the blog.
I design and code (HTML and CSS). I recently managed social media for a very large band; now I manage that band’s creative team. I garden. I dabble in landscape design, writing and photography. I teach classes at Sabathani Community Center. Most importantly, I am Mom to two brilliant kids who happened to be born the same day.