Julie studied Journalism at Abilene Christian University and cut her design teeth laying out feature pages as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper. Her first post-baccalaureate job was as a web designer for a small start-up in Abilene, Texas, developing sites on the Lotus Domino and Websphere platforms. She has since worked for everyone from educational publishers to hosting providers to consumer packaged goods manufacturers. Her fondness is for web design and usability but excels equally at print and collateral design. She also has a special place in her heart for prototyping, wireframing, and writing functionality documentation (and yes, that last bit makes her a bit of a masochist).