My name is Mariella.
I'm a freelance web designer, data scientist, and communication professional based in New York City, available for hire.
My background is in web design and development + writing + communications + marketing + data visualization.
Check out my work below.
We remember emotions more than we remember facts. My mission as a writer is to make you feel, sharing data in ways that you can digest and understand a clear call-to-action that tells you exactly what you need to know. No legwork.
This is a speech packet that was created for the Enabled by Design Conference Keynote Speaker, Adrienne Biddings, Policy Counsel at Google as part of my Georgetown Speechwriting Corse.
This packet was created for the second cohort of the Code for Progress program. I had been accepted as part of the first cohort and consequently hired for the second. As an alumni of the program I was able to create a better experience the second time around with better idea of what the students needed during and after the program.
My favorite character in the Rogue One movie is K-2SO. I fell absolutely in love when he said ,"I find that answer vague and unconvincing" in response to something Jyn Erso had said. I laughed so hard because that is typically how I respond in awkward situations. I like to look at patterns, devise strategies, assess risk, and make predictions about the behaviors of people. In short, I let the data speak to me, the data almost always has a story!
Imagine having a lot of information from a lot of different places. The formatting is all wrong, the cells don't match up, things are merged. Check out how I have worked to organize cells and make excel work with me to tidy up my data.
Ever looked at a website that is messy and disorganized and the information is not in a clear format, but there is something specific that you need such as email addresses. Check out how I clean out a website to pull out the email addresses for stenographers (captioners) from across the country.
Pivot tables are one of the best things to happen to Excel! No other tool in Excel gives you the flexibility and analytical power of a pivot table. Rather than adding, subtracting, moving things around creating tables forevermore, pivot tables do all the heavy lifting and calculations for you.
I was hooked on tech the first time I created my first HTML page that said "Hello World!" The trill of being able to visualize something and then churn out a bunch of code that ends up in my computer screen in an awesome feeling. I'm working on various initiatives not only to create tech but also allow me to share what I learn with others. #openSource (almost) all the things!
Project Hearing seeks to use technology to create a new method of allowing people with hearing loss to move around in the world. The focus of the project is to use technology to educate and empower people with hearing loss to lead independent, fulfilling, and connected lives.
Over the last few months I have worked on contract projects as part of Latinx In Tech + Marie Codes target underserved first-generation, Spanish-speaking, and multicultural consumer markets in order to provide inclusive and accessible technical solutions. My goal is to empower diverse talent to grow and monetize their services via web and other emerging platforms and an increase in sales and engagement.
Online tutorials on YouTube to teach the foundations of HTML for absolute beginners. One of the main challenges for beginners is that often, online courses will go straight into coding languages without providing a "real life" connection. I'm a firm believer in teaching new things with a focus on drawing prior connections. This YouTube tutorial focuses on teaching HTML by using a barbie and a "restaurant" to teach the concept of back-end and front-end.
A former supervisor who worked with the military once told me "you are never to bring up a problem unless you also have a solution to the problem." Check out how I manage operations and automate stuff. #productiveSlacker
One of the most fun projects I ever worked on was redoing the Government Purchase Card for my component within the Dept. of Defense. I created a Powerpoint Presentation where I used Agent 007 to explain the inefficiencies and gaps in the process and come up with a new system using the Shared Drive where individuals could use technology instead of paper to better perform their jobs.
I could relate to the interns when they complained about having to copy an paste excel cells from a dataset and having this take 2 weeks. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. It sucked to do this type of work back in the day. Luckily, I learned a few tricks that allowed me to automate a process that would normally take 2 weeks into two minutes in order to allow me to do more of the cool work I really really liked.
I'm currently developing a platform to help people who need additional services for their hearing aids or cochlear implants to rent those services online for the time they need them. FM units (individual microphones for hearing aids) are really expensive. I did some research and know my target market are recent college grads and young professionals (Millenials!) and wanted to use marketing colors and language that would resonate with this demographic.
If you'd like to make an enquiry, please feel free to get in touch, and I will respond as soon as possible.
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