Hey! I'm Olivya.

I'm a creative web developer whose goal is to empower creative entrepreneurs in taking control of their online presence. You shouldn't have to depend on hiring a web developer every time you need your website updated, nor should you settle for a site that doesn't feel quite right just because you don't know how to fix it.

Your website is one of your most valuable business assets, and you should know how it works inside and out! That's what my focus is here: actionable, step-by-step, strategic web development tutorials that teach you what you need to know about building and maintaining your WordPress website without technical overwhelm.

Aside from web development and general geekery, I love digital art & illustration, graphic design, binge-watching dystopian TV shows, and my awesome (crazy) cat.✌

The meaning of ‘Pixeltropes’

pix•el /piksel/
A single point in a graphic image
trope /trōp/
The use of figurative language for artistic effect

In technology, pixels are everywhere. They're the mini digital building blocks of everything you see online.

However, when used creatively, they become the facilitators of creative story-telling — much like a trope — in the various forms of web design (and, inherently, web development).

Hence, the name Pixeltropes is intended to represent the use of technology for and by creatives.

Have you been wanting to learn how to build and maintain your own WordPress website, but not sure where to start? Well, you're in the right place. Here you'll find strategic web development learning resources & tutorials intended to educate without overwhelm, so you can breeze past the technical learning curve and do what you do best: create.

Fast Facts

Cat Mama
My monster kitty’s name is Mucha (”moo•ka”). He’s a lovable brat and lucky to be so cute.
Canuck
I have the fortune of residing in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Technophile
Along with art & design, I’m passionate about web development and all things tech!