Hello. My name is Nissa Askew and I am a professional Web Designer and Developer who specializes in WordPress Design in Tampa, FL. As a passionate hobby, and soon to be a profession, I am also a visual artist who loves to create colorful, vibrant paintings and drawings.
I have always been passionate about and deeply involved in art in all forms: painting, drawing, music, doing murals, sculptures, home furnishings, graphic design, doodling on my jeans, and so on. My first computer presented a whole new and flexible medium that allowed endless creative possibilities. As I learned my way around the computer, I soon realized that this was an invaluable tool for my artistic production.
Web and Graphic Design
My interests in web and graphic design all started from the idea of presenting my resume in a creative fashion that was easily accessible by potential employers buy creating an online resume. I searched the internet for HTML and CSS tutorials and fell in love with this new and challenging technology. Here I am now with eight years of design and development experience under my belt and a successful freelance Front-end developer. Chasing this dream was a decision that I do not regret in the least. I love what I do so much that it doesn’t even feel like work!
I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil. My drawings were found all over the walls, in books, on tables… my parents weren’t particularly happy about finding my kiddie scribbles everywhere but I do recall them giving in and letting me have full reign on my bathroom walls.
Life distracted me for many years from my creative path but after a ten year hiatus, I was inspired by a friend and began painting and drawing again. I haven’t looked back since. How lucky am I to have found something I love doing? I feel grateful.
Outside of art and web design, I love to spend time in nature… far removed from the chaos and clutter of modern life. Colorado and Utah have been my favorite natural spaces to explore so far.
One of my favorite places in Florida
Love playing the guitar and I’m not all that bad. Music is a very important staple in my life, almost as important as breathing. Discovering music new music has been a lifelong hobby that never gets old. I am drawn to unique music or the stuff you don’t hear on the radio or TV…unconventional instruments and complex layers. Love to discover music from other countries as well. My all-time favorite musical artists are Nina Miranda and Radiohead. Science fascinates me to no end with a particularly strong interest in astronomy, meteorology, and geology.
My newest love is my Maine Coon cat, Cosmo.