Formally trained in the arts, Amanda Rodriguez’s journey to front-end development was quite unconventional. Upon earning a BFA in furniture design, Amanda began work as a fabricator, using materials like wood, metal, and fiberglass to create large scale projects—things like fishing boats, rowing shells, and 30-foot tall Keith Harring and Roy Lichtenstein sculptures. Unsatisfied with the grueling work, she started exploring other interests, at which point tattooing and web design became her primary focus.
In 2009, while working as a designer for Flash websites, Amanda’s sister Jacine introduced her to Drupal—and it was love at first click. Amanda immediately began expanding her knowledge of front-end development, and since then she has created countless Drupal themes and worked on a number of well-known sites in Drupal (the Foo Fighters website, for example). A unique combination of designer and front-end developer, Amanda is able to tackle projects from start to finish.