Interview with Jack McCloy

Job Title: Engineering Manager Place of Work: Snowflake Industry or specialization:  I work at B2B SaaS companies and specialize in building infrastructure and tooling that helps product teams move faster and ship higher quality software What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? I’ve always enjoyed hacking and building simple tools for myself. I... Read More

Interview with Seth McLellan

Job Title: Marketing Wrangler Place of Work: Automattic (specifically, the WordPress.com product) Industry or specialization: Automattic is the umbrella company for many different publishing and ecommerce products. WordPress.com is in the website and blog space. What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? I would never have guessed I’d end up here. Degree in aerospace... Read More

Interview with Eva Lovisa Nelson

Job Title:  Designer Industry or specialization: I’m an independent graphic and UX/UI designer.  My speciality isn’t confined to a specific industry but rather in delivering versatile designs that cater to the unique needs of diverse clients. From corporations to solopreneurs, I’ve worked across the spectrum, and I enjoy the challenge each project brings. Rather than... Read More

Interview with Paul Rosen

Job Title: Frontend Engineer Place of Work:  Sight Reading Factory Industry or specialization:  We do music education software. I also have an open source project, abcjs, that puts standard sheet music in a browser. What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? In the ’90s I created a few simple html sites for personal... Read More

Interview with Deena Warner

Job Title: Managing Member Place of Work:   Deena Warner Design LLC Industry or specialization:  We cater to the book publishing industry. Most of our clients are authors and publishers. What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? The public library! Around 1994, I took a seminar at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library on HTML, even... Read More

Interview with Geoff Graham

Job Title:  Whatever my clients want to call me, which is usually “the blond guy that keeps our website working.” But I also do plenty of work in design and technical writing.  Place of Work: I’m an independent contractor but spend most of my time blogging at Smashing Magazine. So, where I work might be... Read More

Interview with Len Porzio

Job Title:  Retired Software Developer What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web?  Long time software developer and engineer eventually led to DOD web support role. What does a typical day or week look like for you? What sort of things do you do? Worked on multiple web systems in multiple computer languages using... Read More

Interview with Debra Weiss

Job Title: Owner, drw Design, LLC Industry or specialization: drw Design builds websites for a diverse group of local, national and international clients.   What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? I got on the internet early in the 1990s through my corporate job as a game show producer for an interactive TV network.... Read More

Interview with Lauren McSwain-Starrett

Job Title:  Director of Content Management Place of Work: The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) Industry or specialization:  I direct SEO strategy and manage website content for CCL (which is a top-ranked, global nonprofit that delivers leadership training and is based in Greensboro, NC). What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? I would... Read More

Interview with Joe Nasevich

Job Title: Web Developer Place of Work: University of Virginia Industry or specialization: Higher education What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? I created my first website as a graduate student circa 1993 while working at a Government research lab. The World Wide Web was new, and I wrote all the HTML using Microsoft... Read More

Interview with Jordan Leven

Job Title Senior Software Engineer Industry your in or any specialization you’ve done I work on APIs and web services in the financial technology industry. What got you into Web Design/Development? In high school, I built my first website for my parents’ veterinary hospital. As part of this first website experience, I built a web application... Read More

Interview with Lana Boyle

Job Title: Web Developer Place of Work: University of Virginia Industry or specialization:  Higher Education What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? Finished my degree in Graphic Design and found it difficult to find work in the field. Applied those skills to web design and found web development was a good fit for... Read More

Interview with Sakib Ahmed

Job Title:  Web Developer and Marketing Technologist Place of Work: UVA McIntire School of Commerce Industry or area of focus:  I focus on web development and technology within the MarTech [Marketing Technology] stack to help organizations reach audiences and expand engagement.  What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? I started my career as... Read More

Interview with Eric Newsome

Job Title: Web Manager  Place of Work: UVA Engineering  Industry or Specialization: I worked in higher education communication.  What got you into Web Design/Development? Leading up to my current role, I worked in communications support and administrative support in higher ed. In hindsight, even in prior non-technical roles, there was always some web or digital... Read More

Interview with Patricia Searl

Job Title: Acting manager, Rotunda Digital Imprint Place of Work: University of Virginia Press (book publisher) Industry your place of work utilizes: I work in academic publishing. We create digital editions and web interfaces to interact with databases for research in history, literature and architecture. My relevant background is in graphic design, web development and... Read More

Interview with Billy Hylton

Job Title: IT Program Manager Place of Work:   NC Government –  Dept. of IT – Environmental Quality  Industry your place of work utilizes:  I work in North Carolina state government for the Department of Information Technology and focus on modernizing how the state does environmental permitting.  What got you into Web Design/Development? In the late 90s... Read More

Interview with Christina Meyer

Job Title: IT Web Developer Place of Work: University of Virginia, Custom Applications and Computing Services (CACS) Industry your place of work utilizes or any specialization you’ve done:  I specialize in building websites in the Drupal CMS for the University of Virginia. We have over 400 websites that we have built over the years and... Read More

Interview with Justin Schroeder

Job Title: Founder, Braid LLC, Founder FormKit Inc., Senior Full Stack Engineer. Place of Work: FormKit & Braid Industry your place of work utilizes:  What got you into Web Design/Development? I started around the turn of the millennium. I was a bored 12 year old in 1999 and when I typed those first few lines... Read More

Interview with John Loy

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer Place of Work:  DreamWorks Animation Industry your place of work is in:  I build custom web-based software for internal use at DreamWorks Animation in their animation production pipeline. Example applications include a 3D model/assets catalog browser and software launching console. What got you into Web Design/Development? I studied graphic design... Read More

Interview with Ben Walter

Job Title:  Solutions & Web Developer Place of Work:   UVA Alumni Association Industry your place of work utilizes or any specialization you’ve done: I work at a higher ed non-profit focused on alumni engagement. What got you into Web Design/Development? A friend and I built a website for a History Day project on the Cuban... Read More