Father. Buddhist. Web Developer. Experimental Musician. User Experience Professional. Accessibility Advocate. Community Organizer. Photographer. Yoga Lover. Movie Watcher. Equal Rights Advocate. Tinkerer. Logician.
I do that which I don’t know how to do, so that I may know how to do it. -Picasso
I’m a front end developer by day and accessibility hero all the time. I have been building websites and applications for nearly two decades with most of that focused on accessibility. From the very beginning I focused on building products that work for all users. In 2012 I began having difficulty of my own with vertigo. During the pandemic, I’ve been dealing with more mental health issues that have only hardened my commitment to accessibility. It has transformed how I see the world around me and how I build products with my team and clients.
Additionally, I make music under the name Annie Sthesia. You can find it on all major streaming platforms like Spotify, or buy it directly from my Bandcamp page. I also make art related to my music and some not related. You can find these on my Threadless store. I have Tees, skateboards, prints and canvases, plus a few more.
The desire to understand how things work is one of my most driving factors. It has pushed me to take things apart in order to figure out how to put them together. Of course this led to me trying to make them do things they weren’t supposed to do, otherwise known as hacking.