In January I kicked off my first classes on website maintenance and marketing. The series is based on notes and observations collected over many years of working one-to-one with clients. It was really exciting to convert my private trainings into interactive group sessions. The first session was well reviewed so I offered an expanded second series too. Altogether, I taught 19 workshops to 56 students and was gratified to end with a bevy of requests for more.
Through years of studying web development and design, I've learned a lot about how people interact with online systems. Welp, it turns out that there's a term for this - it's User Interface Design and User Experience Design and I've found that really, it IS at the heart of what I do. I'm now taking UI/UX classes and finding it fascinating.
Illustration and painting
On the creative side, I've revisited painting and illustration and been having a blast playing with apps making 360 panoramas, animated gifs and other magical delights. Follow me on Instagram to see some of these little creatures.
My adventures at Pixel Lava would not be possible without my clients and students. Thank you so much for your kindness, confidence and support. I sincerely hope that the holiday season brings you peaceful joy and that your 2016 is filled with good health and happiness. ~ Ame