Kimberly Norris is equal parts tech geek and farm girl. She strives to connect people and technology in tangible ways, applying principles from her garden, like sustainability and simplicity, to develop the most fruitful online experience.
Currently, Kimberly is employed at Carnegie Museum of Natural History where she crafts online experiences to meet the needs of a diverse audience. Her primary focuses over the last year have been website accessibility and user experience. A firm believer in the great equalizing power of the Internet, she advocates for inventive solutions to technical problems, so that all people will have similar access to information on the web. She also teaches WordPress development to small business owners across the Pittsburgh area.
As a front-end web developer, she has a passion for writing great code and a desire for filling the web with functional and beautiful pages. With more than a decade of experience designing and coding websites, she has grown with the industry from those first hand-coded tables to powerful, dynamic, HTML5 sites. She specializes in WordPress themes and leveraging new technologies.
Before starting her own proprietorship, Kimberly, a graphic design and communications graduate, received the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) award for best magazine in Art and Photography for her editing work on Facets. She worked for six years as a Marketing Director for RE BackOffice, creating advertising and website solutions for some of the largest commercial real estate companies in the world including CB Richard Ellis, Sotheby’s International Realty, and Coldwell Banker Commercial.
Outside of the online community, Kimberly, a life-long adventurer, enjoys planting in her organic vegetable garden, reading suspense fiction, and swing dancing.