Creating websites for artists, non-profits, and small businesses
My name is Catherine meier, and I am the sole proprieter of Cradyl. I enjoy designing and building websites and creating design for print and other media.
I am also a visual artist that works in animation, drawing, and print. I created Cradyl to distinguish my commercial work from my non-commercial endeavors.
It is my opinion that a good website design will last, but it is the ever-changing technologies of the web that require constant attention. I work to stay current in both and I enjoy the challenge of doing so.
I started working in web design in 2002 at the University of Nebraska Lincoln's New Media Center. There I worked in teams with programmers and other developers to create websites for research and educational projects. I completed my BFA in art in 2005 and when I moved on to get my Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Michigan in 2006, I began designing and developing websites independently. I have been at this for a while now, and the creative and critical thinking skills I used as a student, later as a college instructor, and still as an artist, serve me well as an independent designer. It should probably be noted that prior to my academic life, I worked for seven years as an owner-operator truck driver hauling cattle throughout the Great Plains. That experience provided a wealth of small-business experience that I use to this day.
I also really enjoy time not on my computer! I enjoy hiking in the woods with my son and husband, sitting next to Lake Superior, and going camping - my personal favorite getaway. I also love travel - especially to countries where I cannot speak the language and don't know what I am eating.
cra·dle cra·dyl n
1. a small bed, usually on rockers, with enclosing sides, used for a baby
2. the place where something begins or develops in its early stages
3. the part of a telephone on which the handset rests or hangs
4. a flat board on wheels or casters on which a mechanic can slide under a vehicle.
Also called creeper
5. a framework for supporting something, for example, a ship that is being built or repaired. Also called rocker
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