I got interested in Web development in 1999, just as the Web industry was experiencing a big crash. The fact that tons of people were losing jobs and money in the field didn't dissuade me from what had quickly become an obsession a passion.
I was born in Chicago. My parents moved our family to Richmond Illinois when I was about seven, then moved us again when I was ten to Littleton, Colorado. I moved once more to Conifer Meadows, Colorado when I was thirteen and went to High School at Evergreen Senior High.
I have twentysix brothers and sisters. My parents now live in Pine, Colorado and still have kids living with them today (my dad is around 80). I moved to Los Angeles at seventeen and currently reside in Echo Park.
My current goals include attending Glendale Community College and working toward a Web development Associates degree. In the long term, I intend to transfer to a University for a Bachelor's degree.
Ultimately I want a job in a happy and creative, group Web development environment that's interesting and challenging yet relaxed and nurturing. I want a job where the employees are thriving and enjoy each others company.
You can see my current portfolio/client portal Web site at https://www.ivardesign.com/. The mobile version of my site is just a tombstone with no client portal access.