I have been developing Web sites and applications professionally for six years. And when people ask me what I do, I typically say “I make pretty Web pages.”
I have recently started examining the question “What do you do?” and I realize I am not exactly answering it correctly. When I stop to really think about it, I:
- Help people share information.
- Help people find information.
- Improve processes.
- Make it easier for people to perform tasks.
- Reduce frustrations.
I take great pride in building modern, responsive, easy-to-use Web sites and applications that make it easier for people to reach their personal or professional goals. I am constantly seeking out new technologies to build bigger and better, without sacrificing usability and accessibility. I am able to see things from a consumer perspective and make suggestions to tweak functional designs to increase clarity and reduce frustration. This allows me to deliver exceptional work to my team and all of our projects’ stakeholders.
So, what do I do? I help people. Not only by solving problems, but also by solving needs. The pretty Web pages and other applications I build for them? That’s how I do it. And I love what I do.