Welcome! Nice to meet you.

lb-squareMy name is Leslie and I’m passionate about pixels, padding and <p> tags.

I am a detail-oriented web designer and frontend developer with an undying love for beautiful typography.

I care as much about connecting consumers and brands in innovative, meaningful ways as I do about well-commented, semantic code and pixel perfect design.

I like to try new things.

Ever since I taught my mom how to send an email from AOL in the 90s, I’ve been into the web. In high school, I met HTML in a desktop publishing class and fell madly in love. I even went to Jewish summer camp to “major” in digital media (more on that later).

In 2006, I moved from the coolest city in the States (my hometown, Austin, Texas) to one of the coldest to study at the University of Denver in Colorado. Junior year, I studied abroad in Australia, earning a certificate in digital journalism at QUT (in between hiking New Zealand glaciers, hanging out at a manmade beach and watching fireworks over the Brisbane River).

In 2010, I graduated magna cum laude from DU with a B.A. in Digital Media Studies and Journalism. That’s when I moved to New York City to work as Communications Manager for the Union for Reform Judaism’s Youth & College Programs, which just so happens to oversee my old summer camp. I am the lead designer and developer for web projects and assist 20+ brands in building and implementing their own communications strategies. I also work on the occasional freelance project.

I live and breathe design.

When I’m not working, you’re likely to find me Tweeting about ads I see on the subway or furthering my coding skills with Codecademy and Girl Develop It classes.

In my downtime, I like to cook Kitchen Stadium-style meals with my boyfriend Eli, watch HGTV, work on interior design projects and read everything I can get my hands on (see: Margaret Atwood, Mashable & Fast Company). I live in Astoria, Queens and continue to search NYC for salsa that can compete with Chuy’s.

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