Who's tapps?

That’s me!

Hi, I’m tracy apps… aka @tapps.

I design things. I code things. I… UX.. things?

Oh nevermind. How about I just give you a rundown about my skills, and you can see some of my work in my portfolio.

So… what do you do?

Glad you asked. I do all sorts of things. Call it lack of focus if you want. But for me, having a multidisciplinary skillset has made me a better designer, developer, strategist, consultant, teacher, and artist. I call myself a “creative problem solver”… meaning I can pull from a big crayon box (you know… like the one that had the sharpener on the back?) of creative tools to provide a solution that actually works. I’m a “big picture do-er.”

That seems vague. How about some specifics

Sure. Here’s a bulleted list, because I like lists. 🙂

  • Graphic design for print and/or web
  • Brand development/logo design
  • UX & user testing
  • Front-end development
    • HTML/CSS
    • Sass/SCSS
    • Some Javascript/jQuery
    • Grunt/Gulp (etc)
    • Frameworks like bootstrap, foundation and bourbon
    • Consistantly learning and experimenting with new code/methods. Currently obsessed with SVG, flexbox and CSS grid.
  • WordPress development
  • Consulting on communication & online strategies, social media, digital storytelling, etc.
  • Speaking/teaching about design, WordPress, UX, accessibility
  • Photography/photo editing
  • Video/video editing
  • Podcasting
  • I’m a drummer
  • I probably can deadlift you.

Do you tie your own bowties? Can you teach me?


I’ve even tied a bowtie while driving once or twice (don’t worry, I was at a stoplight)

And I would be happy to teach you.