My name is Amanda and I’m a frontend engineer at Loom.
I’m interested in bettering user experience through designer-developer collaboration as well as pushing the intersection of art, design and coding. Sometimes I speak about these topics at conferences. My past presentations include:
- Bridging the gap between designers and developers
- Responsible data visualization
- Styling forms accessibly
Contact me if you would like me to speak at your event. I believe in education to empower people within and those finding their way into the wonderful world of the web. To push forward initiatives of mentorship and community building, I also teach classes with Girl Develop It and co-organize the monthly Boston CSS Meetup.
Previously, I was the lead user experience developer at DockYard, and I have contracted for Cantina and Upstatement. I’ve worked with clients such as NASDAQ, News @ Northeastern, McGraw-Hill Education, and IDEO. One of the most interesting projects I had the opportunity to work on was the redesign of RubyGems, the open source gem hosting service to over a hundred thousand Ruby programs and libraries. Its daily traffic meant performance was a priority and its user-generated content meant the implementation of the design had to be flexible. Get in touch if you’d like to chat!