When I was as young as 8 years old, I discovered the art of web design and graphic design. I admired all of the websites I'd surf through and I told myself, "one day, I'll master this type of work." Back in the day, there were these pixelated "dollz" avatars that you can find on The Palace Chat Program and a lot of websites, especially girls my age at the time and older, were fascinated by these trendy type of graphics that came up on the World Wide Web. These girls created dollz-inspired graphics that would be helpful content to use for others' websites or to display on theirs' and friends' MySpace profiles.
At 9 years old, I downloaded the programs Paint Shop Pro and Jasc Animation Shop (these programs blew these early designers' minds away) and started experimenting away. When I wasn't learning to self-teach myself HTML and CSS through tutorial site pages, I was on those programs to create my own graphics. On this page, you can find my earliest saved graphic creations. I created my very first website at 8 years old and I just kept trying to attempt to code my own, especially when these "dollz" gave me inspiration to create. Dating back to my hobbies of being addicted playing virtual games and internet surfing on my dad's 1998 Windows computer led me to my career choice. I knew I always wanted to work digitally and I always knew I wanted to eventually help businesses thrive, just as much as my graphics served purpose for others. I wanted to learn the tools that can help a business stay alive and it all started from a childhood dream.