Hello, my name is Kara Lock VanRoekel, and Infogirl is my personal website
I live near Dayton, OH, where I work for Elsevier as a Sr UX Specialist on the user-centered design team.
I did my undergraduate work at Cornell University, where I double majored in archaeology and art history, with a couple of minors in anthropology and computer science. When I started my Masters degree work at the University of Michigan, I fully intended to become a librarian (I was going to be an archivist and work with rare manuscripts) but ended up taking a left turn into digital information design and management instead. I have never regretted that decision.
I am particularly interested in responsive and mobile-first design, CSS3, HTML5, ethnography, typography, web accessibility, and health sciences initiatives.
When I am not saving the world one pixel at a time, I like to spend my time cooking, gardening, fencing with the SCA (I am studying German two-handed longsword) helping my husband with boatbuilding and brewing, working on my photography, playing with our two cats, and just keeping up with the constant repairs and maintenance that are part of being a homeowner.
I also read a lot. You will never see me without a book or my Kindle.
I occasionally do freelance design and codework, as well as commissioned photography. If you are interested in working with me in either capacity, please drop me a line, I would love to hear from you.