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Reality is a lovely place - But I wouldn't want to live there.

- Owl City

Hello!

My name is Allison Harmon, and I'm an artist and front-end web developer. Art has been my passion for most of my life; I have been drawing and crafting for as long as I can remember. Middle school was when I started to become more dedicated to improving my art. I am self taught, and most of the techniques I use when I create art are the result of many years of trial and error, combined with meticulously studying the works of other artists I admire.

Coding is a more recent interest of mine, though my first experiences with HTML and CSS do date back to elementary school. Throughout my childhood I always wanted to have my own unique profiles for various websites (neopets as a kid, then on to myspace, tumblr, etc.), so I spent some time learning just enough HTML and CSS to be able to modify custom profiles made by others to fit my own designs and incorporate my art.

In 2020, I finally took the plunge and committed myself to learning code in a more serious capacity, with a new career as my end goal. I created a Pro account on Codecademy.com, signed on to the Web Development Career Path, and started learning! The more I learn, the more sure I am that this is the direction I want to move in my life. Coding combines my passion for creating with my love of critical thinking and problem solving. I love what I'm doing, and I'm excited to find out what the future holds.

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© Allison Harmon 2020