WordCamp Las Vegas 2014 - Michelle Schulp

Speaker Spotlight: Michelle Schulp

WordCamp Las Vegas 2014 - Michelle SchulpSession: A Website Is Not A Poster: Designing Successfully For The Web
Track: Developer / Designer
Time: Saturday, December 15, 1:00 PM

About Michelle Schulp
Michelle is an independent graphic designer who recently relocated to Minneapolis from Chicago. She was formally schooled in design including print, branding, packaging, etc., with additional education in Psychology and Sociology, all tying together in a love of How To Solve Problems. Lately she has been specializing in WordPress websites, infographics, and high-end presentations for her clients. She loves the WordPress community and speaks/volunteers/organizes at WordCamps and events around the country.

Here’s how Michelle describes her session:

“In the world of print, designers have control over every point and pica, but with all the variables inherent to the web, that same desire for control leads to headaches, frustration, and bad practices. You will learn specific guidelines to let go of that control and design more effectively for the web, as well as how to collaborate with developers to ensure a successful project without all the usual struggles.”

Your Company: Marktime Media

Your Website: marktimemedia.com and mynameismichelle.com

What do you love most about WordPress?
It can be as simple/out-of-the box or as complex/custom as you need it to be… and supported by a fantastic community that are more than willing to help at all levels.

What are some of your favorite WordPress plugins?
I make extensive use of Gravity Forms, Advanced Custom Fields, WooCommerce, BackupBuddy, Events Calendar Pro, and WP101 on client sites. Of course there is also Comic Sans Roulette and the upcoming Developer Fuel plugin if you like truly awesome ones 😉

What do you love about Las Vegas?
Honestly? The environmental design (interior design, architecture, lighting, and the psychology of how people interact with spaces). It’s like a real life UI experiment everywhere and it’s fascinating #designNerd All the food, drinks, and fun stuff to do don’t hurt either.

Favorite movie in 2014 and why:
Lots of great ones, but can’t go wrong with the sequel to How To Train Your Dragon (I’m an animated movie buff).

Favorite non-WordPress activity?
A shockingly large amount of my fun activities (travel, friends, etc) are related to WordPress nowadays. But I love to ride my bike, paint, and play the flute.

What are three of your pet peeves?
Miscommunication-induced drama, inefficient use of time, and excessive disorganization.

To register, please visit vegas.wordcamp.org/2014/registration