Vanessa Otero - Doer of Things

My name is Vanessa Otero. I am a freelance digital media artist from Washington State. I grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and love the mixture of nature and metropolitan. I've been making websites since 2001, starting with small fan sites and helping friends style their blogs, and growing into helping people make small business websites and portfolios. I specialize in simple designs, stylized images and Photoshop. After years of design as a hobby, I decided to go to school and start working in the field full time. I found a job working for a great Seattle-based company as part of a team managing content for thousands of client websites.


I received an AA in Digital Media from Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington and hope to pursue my BA in a similar field in the near future. I am comfortable with HTML/CSS, and have basic Javascript and PHP skills. I frequently use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I love typography and often spend a lot of time browsing fonts and designs. I love the open source movement and the culture of sharing and bettering each other. I am constantly in search of new ways to create things, and enjoy taking online classes in my spare time, as well as devouring web tutorials and information to learn new programs and techniques.


I enjoy creating digital and classic mediums - my favorites including Photoshop, Illustrator, Watercolors and plain old ink pen on paper. Current Projects I amworking on include a prebound book of watercolor paper that I intend of filling with gorgeous watercolor flowers (I'm about halfway done), a similar book with Zentangles, and of course this website, which is in constant states of redesign, since 2001 when I started my first blog. I also design MTG deck boxes for my 3D printer and have recently started painting miniature figurines for board games.


My hobbies include 3D printing, Magic: The Gathering, board games, music, movies & TV, video games and travel. I love organization, and have filing systems for everything I own.

What I've Been Working on Lately

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Some of My Skills

Programming Languages: HTML5/CSS3, PHP, Javascript

Multimedia tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Soundbooth. Wavosaur

Communication Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and Powerpoint. Experience with Open Office equivalents as well

Programming Environments: Notepad, Crimson Editor, Adobe Dreamweaver

Social Networking Sites: Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest

Content Writing: Wordpress, Blogger, Experience writing and editing content on Wiki sites

Drag and Drop websites: Ning, Weebly, Wix

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