Howdy there :)

This is TyKisha

also known as "TK"

  • Has fun crafting great UIs, UX & Web Designs
  • Is jealous of art forms with background music
  • Takes great joy in talking to strangers
  • Is an unapologetic fan of made up words
TyKisha 'TK' Presley

* wishes real life had background music

she's a
Web Strategist & Designer

...loves rapid prototyping, focusing designs on conversion and crafting a good user experience. She believes in the whole of design & product strategy.

Web Design & UI Development

90%

Branding & Media Design

80%

Programming (JS, PHP, etc.)

75%

Info Architecture & Content Strategy

80%

Search Engine Optimization, SEM & Analytics

90%

Visual Engineer in Artist's Clothing

...that has fun revitalizing sites with not-so-hot designs and too few sales to show for all that traffic.

Geek to English Translator

...that can clear the bottlenecks between devs and stakeholders can't or don't speak the same language.


She believes:

Truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form.

- David Lewis

Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design. It’s decoration.

- Jeffrey Zeldman

Design is where science and art break even.

- Robin Mathew

Designers have a dual duty: Contractually to their clients and later, morally to the users.

- Hans Höger

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.

- Charles Eames

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

- Leonardo da Vinci


...and leverages tools like:

HTML5 & CSS3

Harnesses modern standards of structuring information and grants access to rich media APIs without plugin dependency.

For site owners: Media rich sites become better for everyone and search engines will love you more.

Sass & Compass

Brings many of the of the benefits of conventional coding - modularity, easy re-use, math and logic to CSS.

Translation? That means faster, more efficiently written layouts that are easier to maintain over time.

JQuery

Brings the UI interactions to life with more consistent cross-browser behavior.

In English? It's easier to roll in those fly & delightful interactions that keep users smiling. Crazy browsers be damned.

Modernizr

Give older browsers access to more modern front-end dev techniques and have graceful alternatives for those with non-standard or disabled capabilities.

In non-tech? It makes old browsers & IE behave, or at least look good.

Responsive Design

Gives your site the ability to respond to the many different devices & viewports availabile for consuming the web.

The take away? Say goodbye to maintaining separate "mobile versions" with one site to rule them all!

PHP CMSs & Frameworks

Flexible, dynamic CMS systems & app dev frameworks give way to fast spin up times for websites, clickable prototypes and complex build-outs.

Huh? That means lower dev time, easier maintenance and less hassle with updates. BAM!

She loves to work with:
Entrepreneurs...

that prefer a strategy-driven gameplan to running the technical aspects of their business. Lean methodology and data-driven design saves time money & bad decisions for results-oriented business owners & entrepreneurs.

Fellow creatives...

that need to concentrate on their craft but still leveraging technology to build a brand and connect with the online audience. Artists, musicians & photogs say TK is one of those rare geeks that "just gets it".

Awesome Back-End Devs...

that hate impossible to code designs, "interactions" that wreck the architecture or having to wrestle with crazy mark-up. Because she speaks your language, the process of making sure that your amazing app has an equally amazing UI & intuitive UX becomes a lot more enjoyable. Think of her as the developer advocate, that designs for users, who can also talk to the normals.

want to connect?

Find TK where she...

  • jams

  • pins

  • snaps

  • tweets

...or send an email

to: heygirl [at] tykisha.com