Hello! My name is Shakeera Khan and I am a front-end web developer specialising in WordPress theming, site development and UX. Originally from Melbourne, I’m now based in Sydney, Australia.
My love of coding started back in 1999 when I was introduced to the world of website development. My first site was a Charmed fansite (what, I was 13!) and even though it was dumb, I kept it for two years. Over those two years I used it to practice all the new things I was learning in HTML and CSS. I would spend hours trying to solve problems and work out best practices. And I loved every minute of it.
Flash forward and in the time since learning my first bit of code, I’ve worked on projects of all sizes as an in-house developer, contractor or freelancer. I’ve done a variety of work with companies such as New Balance, Eardrum and Screentime. In 2010, I was given the opportunity to join the digital team at Time Out Australia, effectively leaving freelancing behind. I stayed there for five years but ultimately decided the freelancing life was for me. I don’t regret it at all.
It’s taken me a bit of time to work out what I really love doing and I’ve finally worked out that it’s being able to turn code into something that looks great. I love working with clients from initial concept to final execution. Seeing something go from a few rough sketches to a fully developed site is a great feeling. And I want to do more of it. If I sound like the person for your project then get in touch.
Photo credit: Bree Bain Photography