I started building websites when I was twelve years old. My first websites were fan sites for Sailor Moon and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Buffy fan site became so popular that I was invited to speak on the topic of fan site designing at Arisia Science Fiction and Fantasy convention in Boston, MA at the age of 16.
I loved designing and developing websites so much that it is still my passion to this day! I'm always refreshing my skills and staying up on the latest trends and the best development tools and technology.
When I am not working, I have amazing friends and family that I love to hang out with and my two cats. I love animals and doing what I can to help animal shelters in the area by fund raising and volunteering.
I love to read and I run a book blog called Read Sweet Things. I love promoting it on social media and meeting other book bloggers and vloggers.
Sarah is a bright and creative woman, and was a joy to work with. Her design work is second to none. Sarah manages her time perfectly and can multi-task with ease. Sarah works well under pressure with a positive attitude.
Sarah is not only a skilled artist but also dedicated to her job and a pleasure to work with. She takes pride in her work and learns all aspects of the processes she's involved in.
Sarah is very bright, assertive and task-oriented. She's gets her job done quickly without missing any details.
There was an approximate 80% conversion of spec ads to sold ads that Sarah created for me. She was professional, diligent, creative and a pleasure to work with.
ZAG Interactive is a digital agency in Glastonbury, CT. I worked in the Client Care department, a high pace environment, receiving work through client and account manager submitted support tickets for a diverse client base of websites primarily using Kentico and Sitefinity CMS websites. I also had the responsibility of reviewing the ticket queue for everyone in the department once a week and compile reports for manager.
At Travelers, I worked on internal and external software applications in C#, .Net, ReactJS, and Angular that are used company wide and by Travelers customers across the country.
Miranda Creative is a marketing and design agency in Norwich, CT. As Web Designer and Developer, I design and develop websites in HTML/CSS, Wordpress, Woocommerce, Joomla, Mobile Themes, and Responsive Websites. I meet with clients to plan their websites, using tools like sitemaps, wireframes, style tiles. I, also, meet with the clients at the end of the process to train them on how to use and maintain to their website.
The CT Wine Trail website, a site I developed in Wordpress, earned an American Graphic Design and Advertising award in April 2013.
The Guilford Center for Children website, a site I designed and developed in Wordpress, won an American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA in September 2015.
The Chronicle is a small family owned newspaper in Willimantic, CT. As a Graphic Artist, I designed print and online banner advertisements for clients and for the newspaper's marketing. I, also, designed and layed out Custom Publications for town publications and client marketing materials.
The Norwich Bulletin is a newspaper in Norwich, CT and covers the region of Eastern Connecticut. I maintained the Norwich Bulletin website and all the online advertising products. Using Flash and Photoshop, I designed online advertising banners for clients, marketing ads, and logos.
I developed an Online Banner Spec Program that won Gannett’s Best Practices for new revenue growth ideas.
I went to CSB (Connecticut School of Broadcasting) in 2006 to refresh my skills in media. In the classes there, we covered radio station technology and speed breaks. And we, also, covered the technology in the television station, how to set up lighting, camera techniques, and how to edit together a segment in Final Cut Pro.
At ECSU (Eastern Connecticut State University), I studied Communications with a concentration in Broadcasting. This emcompassed the radio station and television station. I learned how to edit video segments and audio segments, record commercials, light a set, and how to run a television and radio station. I received extra credits for having a radio show on the campus radio station for several semesters. I interned at WILI 98.3, the local radio station, and built their website during my time there. I, also, received a minor in Fine Arts History.