the long about
Hello, I’m Taylor Nowotny. I’m an independent web designer / developer living in the verdant Pacific Northwest USA.
Before I was a designer I was a soldier. I trained at the intensive Defense Language Institute to become an Afghan Pashto linguist. I graduated with honors and went to work at the National Security Agency (NSA) where I served as part of an elite team fighting the proliferation of explosives in Afghanistan. It was an exciting career but I eventually left the Army in pursuit of independence.
After the military I went to school to study design & philosophy. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Evergreen State College.
Now I use my wizard computer skills to design and build Webflow websites for clients.
My career is an experiment in generalism. The best products, websites included, elegantly blend form with function. Likewise I believe designers should know and use code to build their own designs. Typically design & development are separate domains, but I think this is not optimal. Designers who understand the technology they design for are able to make websites that are simultaneously beautiful, functional, and fast.