Motivation Monday: Marisa Blair

Marisa is a UX Designer, Web Developer, Digital Influencer, and Content Creator from Toronto, Canada. This year, she graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Technology (BTech). Her blog, XO PIXEL is the place for readers around the world, to grow their love for design, code, and tech! Marisa’s mission is to provide creative and inspiring tutorials and articles on design, web development, and tech for enthusiastic learners online.XO PIXEL is the place for readers around the world, to grow their love for design, code, and tech! Marisa’s mission is to provide creative and inspiring tutorials and articles on design, web development, and tech for enthusiastic learners online.

Since I was ten years old, I’ve always been interested in design and technology. Every summer, I would immerse myself in the wonderful world of Photoshop and create graphics, edit photos, and design fictitious websites for my favorite online games—most notably Neopets. During those years, I even taught myself how to code. In 2014, I decided to start a blog and YouTube channel called XO PIXEL, while I was in university pursuing my BTech degree. XO PIXEL is now a place where I teach others how to design, code, and use technology. It’s also the place to grow YOUR love for design, code, and technology.

As a UX designer and web developer, I’ve created websites for large and small businesses in Toronto. Recently, I collaborated with Adobe on a 16 video tutorial series on user experience design. Pursuing my passion in design and technology has opened many doors for me. There are so many great websites where you can learn design and tech skills—make sure you use them.  The online world is your oyster!

Follow along with Marisa on her blog, https://xopixel.com, and on her Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/xopixell/

KiraKira3D recently released a first of its kind “3D modeling mobile experience” KiraKira3D iOS this summer.  Check it out here