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About Me

My first delve into web development and learning HTML was when I was just 13. I have worked in game development and web development for a number of years. My first paid web development role was with my late sister’s company, Kestrel Design. This may sound like nepotism, but if you knew her you’d know she wouldn’t have kept me on if I wasn’t good at what I did!

So far I’ve mostly done copy editing and bug fixes. I love to take existing code that’s bugged, find the errors, and fix it… Although I’m equally skilled at writing code from scratch. I’ve been slowly working my way through FreeCodeCamp’s full stack certification, however I hit a block when I began back end!

In my personal life I love to try my hand at lots of different crafty projects; I like to take on ambitious challenges to really get to grips with a new field for example:

  • Baking? Lemon Meringue Pie and Vanilla Caramel Eclairs!
  • Sewing? Make a skirt from scratch without a pattern and try to make my own ball gown (ended up having to buy one for that event as I ran out of time, but planning to fix/finish at some point!)
  • Crochet? Oversized granny square with a fanned shell edging as a baby blanket!

If you want to get me talking talk about Buffy (the Vampire Slayer), Sabrina (’90s or reboot), PC games, retro console games, or politics… or my overuse of exclamation marks!!!

Featured Web Work

Featured Graphic Designs

  • Coffee Cup
  • IzzieKi.blog - Just weird enough

Who I Work With

Scottish Tech Army Logo
Scottish Tech Army – First Responder | Proud Volunteer | PMO Mentee
Team Kenya Logo
Team Kenya – WordPress / Web Developer
Improvement Service Logo
Improvement Service – Project Web Developer through Scottish Tech Army
Kestrel Design Logo
Kestrel Design (No longer trading, here in memory of my late sister) – Web Developer

My Blog

Quick fire: Boundaries

We all have boundaries. We all deserve boundaries. People who don’t respect or recognise the validity of our boundaries aren’t worth our time or energy

I’m Not OK

This isn’t really a blog post as far as I would usually call it, but I just wanted to write something, anything, even if it’s short, even if it’s not well written or anything like that. It will be ramble, it will be unedited, it may have typos and unfinished thoughts, but this is anContinue reading “I’m Not OK”

Hiatus

Hi weasels. Coming in slightly early this week; I’ve made the decision to take a hiatus from everything: my blog, my streaming, volunteering, everything. I may even go camping for a week or two at some point. This will most likely be for a month or two, but it may be longer. Once I’m readyContinue reading “Hiatus”

No Blog

As much as this blog is an outlet this past week has been a tough one in terms of my mood, so I’ve decided not to release a blog this week as an act of self care. Hopefully things improve over this week and I’ll be able to get back to normal from next week.Continue reading “No Blog”

Blog 16: Fan Friday on Monday 1!

So here’s a callback to the format I used to use when I was trying to find a format! I spend a lot of time talking about what I think and verging on ranting, but for this post I’d like to share a little of what I love. I’ve also optimised the old image.

Blog 14: Asperger’s

In this post I’ll be talking about Asperger’s. For those who don’t know: Asperger’s Syndrome is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or, according to the DSM V, is analogous with ASD. You may have seen on my bio that I’m an Aspie and wondered what I was on about… well… get ready for some knowledge(!)Continue reading “Blog 14: Asperger’s”

Kim: In Memoriam

This wasn’t the post I’d originally planned to release this week. I explain why below and will delay the one I had planned for this week. Trigger warning: cancer, loss, and other feelings triggered by bereavement. Feel free to click away or not read this, I’d understand. I just need to write about this. ThisContinue reading “Kim: In Memoriam”

Blog 13: Migraines

Migraines have been a part of my life since primary school. For those who don’t know, a migraine is similar to a headache in that it’s an ache in your head, but they frequently come with other symptoms including nausea, photophobia (aversion to light), audiophobia (aversion to sound), brain fog (a feeling of not havingContinue reading “Blog 13: Migraines”

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