Hi, my name is Liana, and I’m a student with a passion for making the Internet pretty.
Currently, I'm an intern at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) where I work as an Instructional Designer working on Computer Based Training (CBT). I started my term in September 2015, signing a contract that had me working on site for eight months. I then accepted a four month extension, which would round out my experience there at one full year. At OPG I work on various courses, updating content, designing layouts and exercises, and responding to trainee feedback. I also have spent time in illustrator and photoshop, creating vector icons and merging photographs together.
Before, and after I complete my internship, I attend Humber College where I have been expanding my knowledge of front-end development. I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of creative minds, and enjoy spending my free time keeping up with web trends, browsing social media, and diving into the deep of UX, one of my current passions.
Outside of my internship and school curriculum, I am dedicating my time to working on a new website focusing on improving the UX practice on the web. It's a project lead by one of my professors and involves several people in my class with the desire to go above and beyond. I serve as the design lead on the project and it has taught me the hardships of leading people towards a common goal, working as a team and helping the other teams continue their progression.
I’m aspiring to advance my career through helping my community and creating an online presence with a blog about my journey. With this, I hope to help pave the way for future front-end developers and try to answer the questions I had along the way. I’ve made mistakes, and I’m sure I am going to make more as I continue in this field, but I am confident and will strive to learn from them, using my past to continue my growth both as a person and as a successful businesswoman. In a world that is always changing, I know it’s important to evolve, rather than to disappear.