My name is Gediam [Jeddy-am] Rivera but most people know me as Gedy. I am a self-taught Web Designer and Front-end Developer. I am passionate about good design, impeccable typography, beautiful code, usability and serving people.
Some Background Info
I was born in the gorgeous island of Puerto Rico. When I was just a kid, I remember always wanting to play with electronics instead of Barbies. For my 10th birthday, my dad gave me the best gift I could ever, which was a toy computer. It was blue and white. Everything was in English and I didn’t understand a thing since I only knew Spanish, but oh did I love my new toy computer. I was also a great artist at a very young age. I won multiple drawing competitions, as well as hand-writing and calligraphy. By the time I was a preteen, I was drawing house layouts pretending I was an architect. I never, in a million years, thought I would be a web designer today, but I guess it was my destiny all along.
What’s Going On Now?
I am a prayer missionary at the International House of Prayer, a Christian organization with more than a thousand staff members and a very large audience all across the world. There I serve as the Creative Director in our in-house design & marketing department.
By night, my husband, Eduardo Rivera and I run a design studio, Lifetree Creative. We love to help our clients by providing beautiful, simple and effective websites. We also enjoy mentoring people who are interested in design, as well as entrepreneurship.
I met Eduardo on MySpace.
I do not drink coffee.
I would rather buy fonts than clothes.
I love pickle juice more than pickles.
I can sing.