January 2021 to present
Team lead for the Design System Team for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
June 2017 to December 2020
Working with clients to create better web experiences. Building a variety of different types of sites from one-page designs to large e-commerce sites.
January 2019 to August 2019
Working with the community to create and build a supportive group of women and non-binary technologists in the Dayton region.
July 2016 to January 2019
Working with the community to create and build a supportive group of women and non-binary developers in the Dayton region.
** This link goes to a page with information about misconduct by the GDI leadership and reasons why I chose to leave the organization.
This question used to stymie me. Is there a technology I'm most interested in? If there isn't, should there be? What does it say about me as a developer if there isn't? Does it mean anything?
Oct 3, 2021
Rebuilding my site with GraphCMS and Nuxt was overall a good experience, but not without its challenges.
Jan 24, 2021
Being able to run Google’s Lighthouse analysis suite programmatically provides a lot of advantages, especially for larger or more complex web applications. Using Lighthouse programmatically allows engineers to set up quality monitoring for sites that need more customization than straightforward applications of Lighthouse (such as Lighthouse CI) allow. This article contains a brief introduction to Lighthouse, discusses the advantages of running it programmatically, and walks through a basic configuration.
Sep 11, 2020
Katy dives into the answers to the 2019 Design Systems Survey open-ended questions and presents the three benefits of design systems that both agency and in-house team respondents value most.
Nov 4, 2019
Ever have great ideas for improving projects but don’t know how to bring them up? Katy shares how you can effectively advocate for your improvements while being considerate of your team and clients.
May 27, 2019