Photoshop is my magic wand where the images in my mind can take shape - CSS, my favorite spell, breathing life into these images.
Born in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden to a family where art and poetry was much alive, I had the social environment to start drawing and painting at a tender age.
In 1987 I became a mom, gave up the idea of being a starving artist and went for a degree in economics at Stockholm University. I kept art as my hobby, meaning numerous night classes in model drawing, oil painting, lay out, and nearly every other class I could afford the time to enroll and take.
When, in December 1999, I packed up my belongings to move across the big ocean to the USA I found my first school essay. It was short and written by me in Grade 1 as I was just beginning to learn the art of making myself understood in the written language.
"What I want to become when I grow up. I want to become a artist and live on Fårö (Swedish island) and paint sheep and write children's book"
So when the family was settled in the new country I went back to school at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. Among other things I learned the magic of Photoshop and finally I had the tool I long had longed for.
During the years of full time motherhood, when the girls were small, I took the time to get deeper into the world of HTML coding and Cascading Style Sheets, and all the other little things that go behind a website and, when blended artistically, form a professional finished product. In school we had scratched the surface of these things but there were many questions, which I could only answer by experimenting and learning it on my own.
One of my strengths is that I have a good understanding of how the structure of the page works and how to get the most out of the placement of elements, both graphic and text to bring about the best results.
Sometimes i need to break free from a world of colors and work with logic and the puzzle that coding is to me. Working with images and code are for me two sides of the same coin. I would never know what parts to create in images to make the over all picture come to life with code if I did not know how the code worked.