Unfortunately we’re running a little late with our post – though the day is drawing to a close – we’re just in time to pay tribute to the women who inspired us, in honour of Ada Lovelace Day . Naming only so few might seem too short as there are many more we could mention — but this will need to be left for another day, another post.
For now – here are our inspirations – from Brooke and Prisca.
- Molly Holzschlag — web standards evangelista
one of the most inspiring women in our industry – open about all – pushing boundaries and keeping standards in the limelight.
→ visit molly.com
- Ann McMeekin — freelance web, design and accessibility consultant
loving Ann’s no-bullshit attitude – always to the point and without excuses. Hearing Ann speak about accessibility brings home how vital and important these issues are.
→ visit pixeldiva.co.uk
- Veerle Pieters — graphic and web designer
amazing work and an unsurpassed sharing of knowledge via her blog
→ visit veerle.duoh.com
Obviously there are many well known women in web and design whom I admire and have learned from. But I would like to say a word or two for a couple of other ladies I know a little better – my friends, co-workers, teachers, mentors and inspirators…
- Prisca is an artist and great designer. I love her style and the way she works (her efficiency is blinding!) She remains an inspiring teacher to me, always encouraging, positive, strong… a great mentor.
→ view portfolio: graphiceyedea
- And Zara is on some transcendent creative wavelength. She can create anything! Her capabilities never cease to amaze me. And her animation is beautiful.
→ view portfolio: GhostCogs
- Laura takes gorgeous photos. And she’s a fine web designer too. She cycles everywhere and is extremely environmentally friendly. Laura is always doing a million things at once (and yet stays cool and unflappable) – her energy is really inspiring to me.
→ view photography portfolio
There are so many others, but I am gushing aren’t I?! I just have great respect and admiration for people I actually know who are making a difference doing positive, creative things. And they set examples for me to learn from. They have more of an impact on my aspirations than well-known characters whose work and being are not as tangible… or maybe it’s just coz they’re all so loveable..!