Many of these things—particularly the tech courses—are practical for my professional aspirations. They’ll help me tell better stories, or reimagine how I tell stories.

Some of the things I’m learning or have learned may not seem professionally relevant, but I guarantee you they are. Even if you don’t master the new skill or if you decide it’s not for you, you still get a lot out of it, whether it’s language that allows you to find common ground with someone, the opportunity to look at something familiar from a perspective you never before considered, or just the ability to laugh at yourself.


Front End Developer Track, completed (HTML5 and CSS3, FTP and Web Hosting | GitHub | Command Line | Version Control | Flexbox, Media Queries, Responsive Typography | JavaScript Fundamentals | JavaScript React)

Visual Design Track (in progress) (Visual and Web design, color theory, typography, iconography, branding, user interface, HTML and CSS)

Next: WordPress Development and Python to Build Web Apps and Prepare and Display Data

MasterClass Subscription

  • Annie Leibowitz Teaches Photography (in progress)
  • Bob Woodward Teaches Investigative Journalism (in progress)
  • Dave Carson Teaches Graphic Design (finished April 22, 2022)
  • David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Filmmaking (finished March 12, 2022) 
  • Donna Farhi Teaches Yoga Foundations (finished April 7, 2022)
  • Emily Morse Teaches Sex and Communication (finished December 28, 2021)
  • Gabriella Cámara Teaches Mexican Cooking (in progress)
  • Jeff Koons Teaches Art and Creativity (finished February 12, 2022)
  • Jessie Krebs Teaches Wilderness Survival (finished July 9, 2022)
  • Joan Benoit Samuelson Teaches the Runner’s Mindset (finished March 3)
  • Jodie Foster Teaches Filmmaking (finished April 5, 2022)
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn Teaches Meditation and Mindfulness (finished February 16, 2022)
  • Joy Harjo Teaches Poetic Thinking (in progress)
  • Levar Burton Teaches the Power of Storytelling (finished April 4, 2022)
  • Matthew Walker Teaches the Science of Better Sleep (finished February 13, 2022)
  • Misty Copeland Teaches Ballet Technique and Artistry (finished February 15, 2022)
  • Redefining Feminism with Gloria Steinem and Noted Co-Instructors (finished February 19, 2022)
  • Steve Martin Teaches Comedy (in progress)
  • Tyler Mitchell Teaches Storytelling through Portrait Photography (finished March 29, 2022)

Creative Live

  • Building Infographics in Illustrator with Jason Hoppe (June 2022)
  • Data Visualization Using the Charts and Graphs Tools in Illustrator — Jason Hoppe (May 2022)
  • Infographic Elements from Scratch in Illustrator with Jason Hoppe (April 2022)
  • Workflow, Time Management and Productivity for Creatives — Lisa Congdon (December 2021)