An answer to your questions(probably) about how I got here.

I want to explain my background in fashion product development. So I attended this intense design school (DAAP) in Cincinnati, and it was a wild 5 year program where I spent 5 semesters of college interning; mostly in New York. I received a bachelor of science from the University of Cincinnati in 2014. My major involved a lot of illustrator and photoshop work developed as 2-D print outs. At my internships, I worked for fashion companies(Opening Ceremony, VPL, Elie Tahari, Addison, and Abercrombie and Fitch) where I worked on creating illustrator colorways for production, creating web graphics, producing samples, working all night, and the value of organization(due to its absence from all of these organizations). It was a great way to learn, but in the end, I wanted to continue my interests in development instead.

So after college I worked this freelance job that was part data entry, part styling. There I collected information for developers, which I found very intriguing. Two months later, I was going to web development bootcamp(General Assembly) in midtown. It was a great way to learn what I needed. Although their job placement claims ended up being a bit lofty, I have fortunately found freelance work since graduation, and continue to search for a more permanent position.