Hi, I'm Janessa! đź‘‹

I'm a software engineer with a soft spot for UX/UI development. I am currently a DX Engineer at Apollo.

About Me

I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2018 with two Bachelor's Degrees in Linguistics and Italian Studies. I missed learning. I missed using my skills and knowledge to empower others to increase their capacity to do. So a couple of years later, I completed Lambda School's full stack web development track, playing full-time mom during the day and part-time dev student at night.

When I'm not writing code or spending time with my family, you can find me playing the piano, running, cooking, and playing Nintendo games.


Recent Blog Posts

  • Layout Animations with Framer Motion

    Jan 30, 2021

    This post assumes a basic knowledge of React and Gatsby. Some knowledge of Framer Motion is also helpful, but not necessary. This past week…

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  • Page Transitions with Gatsby + Framer Motion

    Jan 28, 2021

    This post assumes a basic knowledge of React and Gatsby. Some knowledge of Framer Motion is also helpful, but not necessary. Today, my team…

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  • Framer Motion Draggable Pip

    Jan 16, 2021

    This post assumes a basic knowledge of CSS, React, and React hooks, particularly useRef I've been really loving the Framer Motion…

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  • My 2020 Experience

    Dec 22, 2020

    It goes without saying that 2020 has been a wild year full of unexpected, unprecedented events. We've seen COVID-19, the US presidental…

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Projects

  • Odyssey

    Gatsby | MDX | Framer Motion | Chakra UI

    Apollo GraphQL's learning platform

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  • CSS Playgrounds

    Gatsby | Styled Components

    Playgrounds to play with various CSS properties

  • PokĂ©mon GraphQL Server

    GraphQL | Apollo Server | SQLite

    A GraphQL server built with Apollo Server and SQLite