About Melissa

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Hello, I’m Melissa Sawyer Grair. I’m a Boston-based Midwesterner offering a range of web development services. I build websites and web apps from scratch, update and maintain existing sites, design website architecture with user experience in mind, write RESTful APIs, and conduct accessibility audits, among other services. I am skilled in both front-end and back-end development and also have expertise building in WordPress, Wix, and other website builders.

Coding is my passion, and I pride myself on my communication, attention to detail, and dependability. My previous experience as a high school English teacher helped me develop strong project management skills and the ability to meet clients where they are.  I have a knack for helping individuals and teams hone in on their website goals, and I deliver results quickly. My experience teaching, especially in a coding bootcamp for adults, has helped me become skilled in explaining web development and technical information in ways that meet people where they’re at and make sense without feeling overwhelming.

When I’m not building websites or learning new web development technologies, you can usually find me listening to an audiobook while making or fixing things with my hands. I also enjoy spending time with my nieces, binging shows with my spouse, taking care of my plants, playing with my furbabies, and being in nature.

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