Bermuda Longtail

About

Amy Peniston

My name is Amy Peniston and I am a freelance Web Designer and Writer from the island of Bermuda.

For the past three years I have worked with various individuals, small businesses and large organizations to design and build websites. My weapons of choice are HTML, CSS/SCSS, PHP and a decent amount of JS/jQuery. I know my way around MySQL, MAMP and Wordpress environments and understand enough Git to get the job done. On the front end, I am fluent in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and am working on improving my InDesign skills. I'm also very interested in Virtual Reality and am playing with Unreal Engine and Google Cardboard.

I am highly capable of working independently, alongside of a development team and in conjunction with non-techie admins.

I look forward to working with you, too.

Portfolio

I have worked with a variety of clients in Bermuda and the US, including: an investment start-up, a life coach, multiple restaurants, a shipping company, an environmental t-shirt start-up, a scaffolding company, a landscaping company, a rental property, a glass retailer and many more.

The above thumbnails represent just a few of the websites, business cards, event flyers and logos that I have created over the past three years.

View my Portfolio of Works

Check out my Society 6 Art Collection

Resume

Download my Resume (PDF)

Background

How It All Began...

In 2012, I graduated Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering. I stumbled into web design by chance, after starting a personal Wordpress blog. After a few months of learning the basics of web programming, I offered my services to family and friends, expanding my repertoire as I went. Since then I have taken numerous online certificate courses and bootcamps to improve my skills. I strive to learn something new every day.

What I love about this field is that it never gets stale. There’s always a new technique to master and article to read. I can’t think of a better incentive to stay hungry and keep learning.

When Not Behind A Keyboard...

...I'm probably traveling. After I graduated, I trekked to Burning Man, evaded carpet salesmen at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, rode a camel in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza and roadtripped up the East Coast in my red pickup truck. Travel provides great perspective when I am working and studying back in Bermuda.

I have a particular fondness for live music, especially reggae, electronic and classic rock. My father and I have an ongoing tradition of attending at least one festival every year.

I do a bit of writing from time to time. My blog houses some of my best food recipes; my web archive does the same for interesting code snippets.

In mid-2016 I received my IFPA Pilates Certification and I enjoy practicing these skills on a daily basis.

Contact

Please shoot me an email at amy@amypeniston.com. You can also connect with me on Twitter, Behance or LinkedIn. Check out my latest recipes and snarky commentary on my blog, www.theflyingone.com.