Hi, I'm Mari Huertas. I live in a 100-year-old apartment in Chicago with a small army of succulents, two teapots, and a growing stack of books I keep meaning to read. Also, a husband and a cat.

I learned HTML, CSS, and Photoshop (this was pre-Illustrator, y'all) in 1998 and began designing and building websites professionally shortly afterward. I migrated into product development, project management, and communications strategy. Later, I taught at the University of Chicago; then I joined Obama for America's 2012 Technology team. Now I combine all my previous experiences – building, communicating, and teaching – in a career that's colorful, fun, and always interesting. I love it.

Professionally, I help folks organize their operations, love their communities, and build smart, elegant things. Creatively, I write (hey, TinyLetter), paint, and draw cartoons. I also like to make weird little art projects, but we'll get to that some other time.

I also am semi-internet famous for making amazing scones.

Say hi at hi@marihuertas.com.