About Me | Jackie D’Elia
I live in Charlotte NC, but spent most of my life in Houston, Texas. I am a UX designer and front-end developer who loves to share what I’ve learned. I specialize in building functional, accessible websites using best practices. I believe in and embrace continuous learning. I’m always exploring new ways to improve the web. I enjoy helping others do the same.
I’ve spent most of my career in technology from building a software company to creating an e-commerce business mentioned in the Wall Street Journal.
I graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Horticulture. Yes, that’s right — the science of cultivating plants! To me, nature is the perfect combination of math, science, and design. Are you sensing a theme here?
I enjoy writing and sharing what I’ve learned. You can find my tutorials and posts here.
I’m the host of Rethink.fm – the forward thinking podcast for design and front-end development. It’s fun and I get to meet really smart people. The podcast is not producing new episodes at this time, but there are plans to revive it.
Years ago, a good friend of mine started calling me “Duchess” because I liked nice things and was very independent. Later it morphed into the “Lone Duchess”. Fast forward, I still own the domain name.
My spare time
I love gardening. I am lucky with plants. They just grow for me. There is a six foot tall Ficus Alii tree in my living room that I grew from a cutting. The list goes on.
I’m a geek at heart and a huge sci-fi fan. I love Star Trek. Time travel, warp speed, transporters, I’m in.
Organically growing food, and photographing it, I’m in.
Seems I’m always hanging out where the left and right brain meet. It’s an interesting space.