I’m Jess, an undercover nerd from the heartland a.k.a. Kansas City. Currently, I work full time at Wirestream in the river market area of KC. My areas of expertise include WordPress + website design & development, Adobe Photoshop (be still my heart), creative branding, and user interface design. I guess you could say I’m the “creative type.”

At the (ridiculously nerdy) tender age of 12, I began tinkering around with HTML & teaching myself the basics of website coding. There was something about figuring out the puzzle of building a website that I really took a liking to. For years for me, it was a hobby; something I did in my spare time for fun. Only at the end of high school, nearing the threshold of college, did it hit me: “Wait… maybe I could do this for a job someday!”
And the rest is history, as they say.

Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.
Ray Bradbury

Now almost 20 years later, I’ve got a heck of a lot of experience under my belt. I’ve been using WordPress for longer than I’d like to admit. If Photoshop were a person, I would likely marry it. If I’m not coding or designing or painting, you can probably find me gardening, reading & writing, or walking my overly large basset hound, Moose. I pride myself on my work and my art.

Introverted? Maybe a bit, yeah, although don’t let that fool you: I work great with personalities of all types. Artsy-fartsy? Sure, you could say that- but trust me, I’m no art snob. I’m just a chick who loves to create. I love the psychology behind design work- really getting into the heart and soul of a project to achieve the best solution possible. And I love helping people succeed in their endeavors. Plain and simple.

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years professional experience
First Website Design Award

SOME THINGS I LIKE: Analyzing restaurant menus on the off-chance I get out of the house for a meal. Plugins that don’t break my websites. Dogs wearing clothes and/or hats. Old school unfashionable idioms are the bee’s knees.

SOME THINGS I DON’T LIKE: Waiting for Internet Explorer to disappear from the face of the planet. Coloring inside the lines. Pixelation in print media. Malware – my ultimate nemesis. The paradox of choice.

My Superhero Skills.

WordPress Fanatic
99%
Custom Coder
94%
SEO Junkie
88%
Painting Fanatic
93%
Photoshop Guru
99%
Advertisement Designer
93%
Photographer
84%
Singing in the Rain
100%