This week I talk with Gabrielle Wee, who’s done loads of creative coding work here on CodePen but like so many other creative people we talk to, her creativity explodes into so many other areas like illustration, photography, drawing, and even gardening. Plus a desire to share those techniques. Her path has led her to be working at Apple, a dream job.
Some advice from Gabrielle: doing work that she was personally interested in, rather than pandering to any recent trend, was much more fun and led to more clear success. Also: be curious and inspect element.
00:28 Guest introduction
02:50 Personal website with fancy domain name
04:26 CSS Trickery
07:59 Putting code out into the world for the first time
09:23 CSS Nest Dropdown animation
11:48 What’s the job trajectory to working at Apple?
15:51 Sponsor: Jetpack
17:18 What else was on your path to getting a job?
20:13 Where does your art training come from?
25:33 Making Pokemon in code
26:45 What about Daily UI?
28:49 Making gradients you think you can’t pull off
31:27 Closing advice
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