A friend once asked me, “Doing Web design must be tough. I mean, you have to sit behind a computer all day.”

When I thought about it, I realized this is what I would be doing anyway. I love seeing the democracy of information online (admittedly, there’s a lot of crap, but it’s nice to see what turns up), witness news as it’s breaking, and experiment with the different things the medium can produce.

I choose to do everything from my food shopping to my banking to listen to the radio online. I don’t keep photo albums anymore, I just post them all online. I write and read blogs, and usually prefer email to phone calls, and watch TV shows I’ve downloaded on my iPad.

Just because I would be doing Web design even if I wasn’t getting paid for it doesn’t mean that I do it for free. But it does mean that I will love doing it, which means my clients get work that is inspired, creative, meticulous, and clean. I work from home with NPR piped in through my computer.

In September 2015, I moved from Chicago to Bellevue, Washington with my creative genius husband, precocious high-schooler, indomitable seventh-grader and mangy mutt. I do break away from the computer screen sometimes and when I do, it usually has nothing to do with technology.

I love being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, yogacooking, reading and watching kitschy television. Before COVID hit, I led a spin class Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Coal Creek YMCA. (Random, I know.)  But now I just have parasocial relationships with my Peloton instructors. (Fellow, Pelo-addicts, add me as @lisabagg.)