Kathryn Grayson Nanz is a Senior Front End Engineer & UI Designer, occasional blog writer & conference speaker, and lifelong learner.
In 2013, I graduated with a Fine Arts degree and took my first job as Junior Graphic Designer at a small, boutique ad agency. While there, my Creative Director told me to never let anyone else find out that I knew how to code – he warned me that if they knew I could do it, I'd be stuck doing it forever and never get to focus on print design again. I ignored his warning; turns out, he was completely right, but I've never been happier.
I currently work as a front-end engineer on a wonderful team where I build beautiful and user-friendly interfaces for our web application, design and maintain our ever-expanding component library, and desperately attempt to stop the back-end devs from writing any more CSS.
- Speaker, Byteconf React 2020 (Virtual): "Creating a Component Library" Watch the recording, courtesy of Byteconf React
- Speaker, Frontrunners React 2019 (Washington DC): "Creating a Component Library"
- Speaker, Drupal Camp 2018 (Asheville): "Overcoming Impostor Syndrome"
- Keynote Speaker, Litmus Live 2017 (Boston, London, and San Francisco): "Overcoming Impostor Syndrome" Watch the Boston recording, courtesy of Litmus.