Speaker Profile: Elana Rudick

As WordCamp NYC approaches, we are featuring some of our speakers on the blog. Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out! 

How did your passion for the web start?

I’ve been passionate about web design since I was first introduced to the World Wide Web 20 years ago. At the age of 15 I built a personal blog site using Notepad and Geocities that was chock full of animated gifs on a tiled outer space background. Thankfully, my aesthetic taste has developed since then.

How did you get started using WordPress?

I started dabbling in WordPress for a travel blog I created when I was backpacking through New Zealand. As I was starting my career in graphic design, I began using WordPress more actively to blog about art, design and music. Then I started setting up WordPress sites for friends, family, clients…

Why do you love working with WordPress?

WordPress allows my team to create beautiful, functional websites for clients. Our clients love being able to intuitively and independently manage their sites. You can check out some of our recent projects at http://www.designisyummy.com.

What do you want WCNYC attendees to know about you?

I’m super passionate about all things design! WordPress is a tool that has hugely helped me grow my business by building effective sites for clients. Oh, I’m also Canadian!

In regards to new WordPress users, what one piece of advice would you give them that could be very helpful?

The WordPress community is teeming with talented and knowledgeable individuals. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Everyone at WordCamp brings their own unique experiences in working with WordPress and has dealt with all kinds of challenges. Sharing this info with each other is what makes this CMS and community even more powerful.