What I Do

I'm a web designer and front-end developer living in Seattle, WA. I design and build websites with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I use Photoshop and Illustrator to do all of my photo retouching, illustration, wireframing, and storyboarding. My strength is designing and front-end development, but I know enough PHP to manipulate WordPress and am familiar with other back-end frameworks.

I love that I get to design and code for a living. I enjoy using my creative and analytical skills to solve problems for people. That's what I believe design is — problem solving. Design impacts everyone, and I believe it's important for me to help make people's lives easier and more pleasant by organizing and presenting information in visually appealing, simplified ways. I'm always looking for ways to make processes easier, faster, and simpler.

all screen sizes

Responsive Web Design is a technique I often use to build sites that scale to fit any device or browser width. This means that the content reflows based on the specifications of the device being used to view the site. I also try to take the "mobile–frist" and "future–friendly" approaches when building.

To see a list of all of the languages and technologies I use, see my resume.

A little about me

Nicki Rios

If I'm not working on a project, I'm most likely learning something new that I can apply to future projects. I love to learn and love what I do, so I spend a lot of my free time learning and experimenting with new web technologies — lately, it's been JavaScript and SASS.

If I'm not doing that, you might find me biking around Seattle, walking my dogs, reading a book at a coffee shop, or crocheting.

Random Facts:

  • Before I started web development, I was a music major pursuing a career as an opera singer.
  • I have two dogs — a playful dachshund named Torpedo and lab/border collie mix named Coda.
  • I don't have a home city. My family was constantly moving when I was a kid.

Get in Touch

To get in touch with me, you can find me on Twitter or LinkedIn.