I learn via exploration, so I have traveled the world and across a wide swath of subject matter terrain. For example, I spent 4 months in Nepal where I studied Buddhism for 1 month at a monastery in Kathmandu, and React for 3 months in a cozy mountain lakeside town. My roots have been set down in Denmark.
Whenever I find something I love, my mind begins creating fun ways to learn about it. As a proud auntie, a former web development manager, a graduate of a video game design university program, and over 500 hours of yoga teaching experience, I pull on different experiences to craft teachable moments.
Interaction and web development have been the meat and potatoes of my career, and my way of thinking has been shaped by a programming mindset. I grew up fascinated by video games and have always wanted to use technology to create the experiences I have found so rewarding.
Jun 2007 – Current
Freelance Developer & Strategist
Full-stack e-learning and web app development and design, encompassing user research, content strategy, UX/UI design, wireframing, build, database integration, and hosting
Aug 2017 – Jan 2019
Software Developer & UX Consultant
Full-stack web development and design, building user interfaces for web and Windows-based applications.
Oct 2015 – Jan 2017
Web Development Manager of Creative Services Team
Lead content, branding strategy, implementation, and QA testing of all web projects, working with the Creative Services department, department heads, and the Himalayan Institute community.
Aug 2013 – Oct 2015
Senior Interactive Developer in Marketing
Spearhead development of all projects for the marketing department, including websites, animations, videos, and email communication projects.
Nov 2010 – May 2012
Senior Developer in Marketing
Lead developer in BMStudio’s first in-house touchscreen presentation, regarded by the Sales team
as the best presentation they had ever seen.
Liberal arts curriculum focused on 3D modeling and animation, human-computer interaction, web development, programming principles, design, new media theory, photo, audio, and video processing.
Web Development Certifications
President / System Architecture
Her ability to collaborate with our database programmers and drive user interface design has resulted in absolutely amazing solutions for our clients. The result has been stunning interactive interfaces that are intuitive, aesthetically-pleasing, and highly effective in terms of usability. Leigh is a ray of sunshine on any project she touches.
Business Owner / Nikki Estrada Yoga
Her tech skill set is so high, I know I can email her regarding just about anything and she knows what to do. Leigh is someone you want on your team because she’s a pro and a trustworthy source of information. She’s the best!!
Senior Designer / Himalayan Institute
Finding a developer with a keen sense of design and user experience is very rare and important. I think Leigh is a diamond in the rough as far as developers are concerned.