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I'm Bonnie Nilsen and I've been creating websites since the early days of the web back in 1995. That's 27 years of ever-increasing change in a field that is endlessly fascinating.

My first websites were John Shepherd Family, a personal genealogy site and Grandma's Graphics which both still receives hundreds of visitors every month.

How did I get here? Glad you asked.

I majored in Fine Arts/Photography in college and then worked for a publisher in New York for a few years. I went back to school when my daughters were teenagers, and desktop publishing was just getting started. That got me interested in computers. A few years later the world wide web took off and it was easy to bring all my design, photography and publishing skills into this new medium.

Besides creating websites I've been doing some other things that fall under the heading of New Media.

Print on Demand Products
Starting with CafePress, I took some of my lovely graphic images from my Grandmas's Graphics website (old media!), and adapted them for use on t-shirts, mugs, hats, notebooks, etc. I now have shops/products on CafePress, Zazzle and Redbubble.

My personal website is BonnieNilsen.com

My Resume