My foray into design and development started with experiments at age 11, when I would spend summer breaks tinkering with Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft FrontPage till the wee hours of the morning. I even remember that while on vacation at my grandmother’s, I was doodling an idea for a website I had in mind on a Papemelroti notebook. In hindsight, I didn’t know that it was my first attempt at creating a wireframe. After a series of frustrations, “Eureka!” moments, and countless visits to Lissa Explains It All, I was able to put up an online magazine for girls on Geocities. It was my definition of pretend play.
As I grew up though, I focused on becoming a serious writer, hence, my background in Communications. In high school, I put up a personal blog to give myself a reason to write everyday and practice. With this personal project, I got to do some designing and coding again whenever I would change my blog skin. I kept that blog for a long while as I was able to combine the things I love doing.
After a few years of detours and self-discoveries, I realized that the tech industry was really for me and so I pursued it professionally. From a hobbyist, I decided to step up by getting focused formal training.
I believe in T-learning, which means having an expertise, but at the same time having a general, working knowledge of related skills. While I’m a detailed person, it’s also helpful for me to understand the bigger picture of things; This is why I love T-learning, and the best part is, it’s unceasing. Recently, I have expanded my skill set to digital marketing. I have an understanding of how it fits in and affects what I do in digital design and development, and vice versa.
Originally from sunny Metro Manila, I am now currently based in rainy Vancouver, but I still get to work with people from places all over. I am fuelled by prayers, coffee, kindness, and sweets (chocolate, mostly).