I originally signed up for the class to extend my print design skills to include more practical web design skills. I was already a pro at Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and PhotoShop – but couldn’t even wrap my head around designing for the web. And since I work in digital marketing, I knew this would come in handy in the office. So off I went to class, feeling nostalgic… like a student starting a new school year.
Twice a week 40 students all gathered at the DC campus for a few hours of coding lessons. The class was intense, not a second of teaching time wasted. It took me back to my college days, homework and all. But the instructors were all extremely helpful and on top of their game. Though the lessons were tough at first, with some practice, soon it started to all click. And by the end of the class, my web design abilities grew 40000%. I went from basic HTML novice to a “holy cow, so I just made my own website” web designing pro.
Our final project for the class was to create a personal website of our choice. It was great to watch all of my classmates, with such varied careers, side businesses, and passions, show off their work. For my final project, I created a personal website, which includes about, work experience, and contact pages.
To check out my final project yourself, visit:
To know that I can now create a website from scratch, no template or help, is empowering in today’s tech-driven world. For anyone looking to add new skills or shift their career, I’d highly recommend General Assembly’s great classes.
Thanks to the lovely & talented Ashley in DC for all website photos.