Outstanding Graduate Awards 2018
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Professional Certificate in Web Design
When I’m not busy designing and coding or learning something new in the design and development field, I enjoy reading and also writing sci-fi/fantasy. I love a good movie, trying new foods, and generally just spending time with friends and family.
Skills/Interests: Web design, Web development, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, Responsive Design, Graphic Design, Writing, Psychology, Research, and Programming.
My Sessions Experience
What I really loved about Sessions was that on top of a program that covered current and relevant technologies, the curriculum had a strong emphasis on project-based learning. A lot of other school’s design programs did not seem to offer the ability to do as much hands-on designing and coding; and in my opinion, learning-by-doing in web development is paramount. It was a big factor in me choosing Sessions.
“I loved Meka. She was great at figuring things out on her own. She was the first student to complete our new Bootstrap 4 classes, and she flew through it. She created a unique design concept for each project. Her work is excellent on all levels.” – Piper Nilsson, Head of Web Design
My Next Steps
Since graduating I have been working freelance but I’d like to pursue a position with a digital or marketing agency as a Designer and Front-End Web Developer. I enjoy working individually as well as in a team oriented environment and I believe working with an agency would allow me to continue to learn and add to my skill-set on my journey of becoming the best web developer that I can be.
I’d like to start my own design agency at some point in the future as well. I am genuinely passionate about coding and want to build interfaces that are user-friendly so I would also like to delve deeper into User Experience Design professionally as well.