Hi, my name is Ellen Thomson. I’m an experienced graphic designer and I recently received my three-year certification in Interactive Design and Marketing at MCAD . I'm interested in user experience and the web design process. I've had many opportunities in the past three years to build websites from the ground up, including writing HTML, CSS, JS and creating responsive websites (including this website). I'm also an illustrator and visual artist with more than 20 years of experience in editorial print design and art direction. I am seeking work in UX and web design that builds on my unique experience as both a creative thinker and an effective problem-solver. I also appreciate the value in continually learning new skills in order to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of interactive design. I'm intuitive, forward thinking and efficient. I live in St. Paul, MN, with my husband and our 8-year-old son. I love to travel — I've led painting workshops to France and received a state arts board grant to paint in Norway.