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planet What's an Omnivorous Creative?

'Creative' is a noun these days, and an omnivorous one is comfortable creating both visual and verbal content.

planet What's with the octopus?

An octopus has 8 arms, 3 hearts and 9 brains. That's got to come in handy for multi-tasking. Imagine the possibilities.

planet What's an Academic Refugee?

With a BFA from Carnegie Mellon, an MFA from The University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago, I've taught studio courses such as Drawing and Interactive Design, as well as lecture courses in Visual Culture, Art History and Television Culture.

planet How did you get into digital design?

While working on my interdisciplinary digital dissertation, I also worked in a Digital Media Lab, where I further developed my digital imaging skills. At one point, I simply switched gears and combined my visual arts background with my technical one. The rest, as they say, is [art] history.

planet How long have you been doing this?

I've been working in Digital Design for the better part of 12 years. My career in making and writing about Visual Art goes back much further.

planet What about your process?

If you'd like some insight into my strategies for brand development and visual design, take a look at this recent Design Proposal.

planet Why is your domain called 'girl-a.com'?

I'm a twin. When my sister and I were born, my parents hadn't settled on names, so when we left the hospital, our legal names were still 'Girl-A' and 'Girl-B' to reflect the birth order. They never got around to putting my given name on my birth certificate, and I kind of like it. So I kept it.

planet What about front-end development?

I'm literate in HTML5, responsive design, CSS3 and WordPress. I take a proactive approach to growing my skill set, researching resources and reverse-engineering things to see how they work. I love Firebug.