About

The web is for everyone.

While at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (c. 1998), I started to learn HTML. I was inspired by the democratizing power inherent in this new web medium. The challenge of building informative, accessible content in an increasingly complex and busy landscape keeps things interesting.

Emily Rapport, Design/Developer

A self-taught web designer, I started to build sites for my artist friends in the early 2000’s. In 2010, I was introduced to WordPress and have been developing websites with that application ever since. I enjoy all aspects of web development and am proficient in CSS, HTML, with some basic PHP and minimal JavaScript. Conducting user research testing and developing site architecture are my favorite activities outside of making CSS magic happen.

I studied painting at Cooper Union in New York and at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As an artist and arts advocate, I have honed my marketing and writing skills earning grants for local nonprofit arts organizations as well as curating and promoting events and exhibitions for Eat Paint Studio + Gallery in Chicago (2018 – 2022, RIP).

I continue to pursue my own painting in my Chicago-based studio and you can view my work at EmilyRapport.com.

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Me in the studio with a recent painting