About

Craig and Diana Maine 2014I am a web designer, front-end developer and entrepreneur living and working out of Connecticut. I have had the opportunity to work for Ethan AllenCierant Corporation and FFW. I am also the owner and founder of CRIANA,LLC.

In 1996 I got two opportunities that changed my future; one was an internship at a local marketing group and the second was to be in the first web coding class at my school. I went on to work at the marketing group and learn about the world of print design, interactive design and web design.

I began designing and developing sites for clients in 1998 and began working in the field professionally in 2000. In July 2001 I founded CRIANA,LLC. The company got a light start later that year. It wasn’t until 2012 when I began working with PerisphereMedia that our outreach began to grow, and in July 2015 CRIANA became a full time, full service agency. We’re slowing building out our team with Craig, Alex and Steph.

In November 2014 I co-founded danbury.io with long time friend Brian Jackson.

In my free time, I try to get out and take photos when ever possible. I’ve rekindled a love of shooting film and printing in a dark room. I also knit sporadically and enjoy going on walks or mountain bike rides with Craig.

I am forever and humbly grateful to my husband, Craig, who has always been supportive of all my ventures and dreams.

About This Site

The title of the blog came from a conversation Craig and I were having and I said, “I really feel like I’m always trying to find the road not taken. I do everything backwards from the rest of the world”, and so it stuck.

Thus far, this site has been a meandering ramble of ideas in my head, vacation photos, videos and photos I wanted to share with others. I’d like to add more consistancy and organization to it, which is my goal going forward.

Geekery

I use a 15″ MacBook Pro Retina running OS X 10.9 attached to a 27″ Cinema Display. In my bag are always my iPhone 6 and my iPad 3, my mobile testing lab as well. In my home office I have a 1TB Seagate SD thunderbolt drive, Logitech M570, Wacom tablet, and oodles of books.

I shoot my photos primarily with a Canon Rebel XTi. In the camera bag with it are a Canon Rebel G 35mm film camera, a Diana F+ film camera, and a Canon SD550. Lenses, I have a Canon 50mm 1.8, Canon 100-300mm, Canon 18-55mm, Canon 28-100mm.

Conferences

Those who work in the field of the internet, know it is ever changing. This is not a field where you go to college and call it a day. It’s for life long learners. To stay on top of the ever changing world, I have an active account with O’Reilly and I attend conferences.

  • An Event Apart NYC & Boston
  • Future of Web Design NYC
  • Drupal Camp Western Massachusetts
  • Design for Drupal Boston
  • WordCamp Boston
  • WordCamp Connecticut
  • Build Guild Hartford
  • Responsive Bootcamp Providence
  • Drupal Camp New Jersey

Find Me Elsewhere

Flickr
LinkedIn
Delicious (yes I still use it)
Twitter
Ravelry
Last.fm