I am a freelance web designer and developer. I love what I do and it shows in my work. With a solid technical background and an aptitude for design, my advantage to my clients is a rare combination of geekiness and creativity.
Trudy Pogue, B. Math
I have a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science and Combinatorics & Optimization from the University of Waterloo, Ontario—how's that for geekiness? My varied background includes web design and development, graphic design, computer programming, software planning and support, writing and technical writing. Before starting my own business in 2004, I spent 2 1/2 years at Corel Corporation working as a technical writer producing user manuals, online Help and tutorials for graphics software. During this time, I developed my creative side while enhancing my technical knowledge and writing ability.
When the web design industry wasn't changing so rapidly, I had time to also do some freelance writing. My work has been published in the Haliburton County Echo, Minden Times, County Voice and other local publications, as well as in various newsletters and magazines. While I don't write professionally anymore, my writing ability and attention to detail come in handy for editing and organizing my clients' web content and developing documentation.
I like to be involved in my community; I volunteer for the Haliburton Highlands Writers' and Editors' Network, the Highlands Community Pregnancy Care Centre, Lakeside Church and events such as the annual Dog Sled Derby. I am on the organizing committee for Women's Day Together and am one of the founders of Katie's Run for Epilepsy.