Web Design

Web Design

When I decided to study Web Design in the United States, website design and development was not as advanced as it is now. Actually, there were no majors or college courses in Italy and there were not that many in the US either. However, I wanted to get the best experience I could get and I left for New York City. I obtained an Associate Degree in Science at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College with a specialization in Multimedia Programming and Design. The concentration of the program was about, obviously, web design and programming, but I have also taken art, computer hardware and programming classes. The main web programming language was ActionScript 3.0 for creating animations in Adobe Flash. During the last year of school, I have studied Javascript and PHP and Java as a computer programming language.

While studying I worked as a digital design intern at the Office of Educational Technology (EdTech) at CUNY Hostos Community College and became familiar with other media technologies: photography and video editing. After graduation I kept working at EdTech as an Instructional Design Assistant, while studying Computer Science at CUNY Hunter College where the main programming language was C++.

stefania working at Hostos Community College

After I moved to California, I worked as a front-end web developer in a marketing web agency. Developing, updating and maintain WordPress sites were the primary duties, but I have also been introduced to the different digital marketing tactics.

At present time, I am working as an assistant web & technology administrator in a study abroad provider office. My primary responsibility is to manage and maintain the website and all the computers and devices. Also, because of my knowledge in digital marketing and graphic design, I have been improving the online visibility and brand of the company: designing newsletters, flyers, digital brochures and more.

Some of my projects are available in the Portfolio page.