Annemarie "Am" DellaGuardia
Coolest Person. Ever.
Web, Graphic, Anything Else Designer
My name is Annemarie, and I'm a PC. Ha! Nerd humor... I was born in Long Island, New York in 1981. My family moved to New Mexico when I was 3, then moved to Colorado when I was 7. I lived in Colorado for 21 years when my family and I decided we were tired of the cold and snow, and made the trip to Florida. I have to say, it was one of the best choices we've made. I love it here! I've been playing on computers since I was 3 and can't be pulled away from them. I have 3 cats and a Yellow Headed Amazon parrot. My parrot is actually 2 years older than me. We adopted him from another family in 2009, and he has been attached to me ever since.
I started college not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up. All I knew was that I wanted to take a class to learn how to create a website using HTML. I taught myself most of HTML coding, but learned a lot more throughout school and from working. When I learned that I could get a job creating web pages, I thought, wow! I can get paid for having fun? Heck yes! I graduated with two Associates degrees: one in Web Design (making a site look pretty), and the other in Web Development (coding the site).
I consider myself a big nerd. I love computers, and love dragons. I have a large collection of dragon pictures, figurines, toys, and just about everything else. I love going to Renaissance fairs and adding to my dragon collection. I play World of Warcraft in my spare time, though I'm not very good at it; I just play to have fun. My other hobbies include getting tattoos and piercings (which I have a lot of), and building web sites. My favorite cartoon is Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender. It has even inspired me to open my own online tea shop.
"Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works."Steve Jobs