Kayla Johnson

Kayla Johnson

Web Developer

“Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.”

Maximizer, Strategic, Input, Adaptability, Significance

I’m a small town girl with a big city heart. I grew up in a community of only 1,200 people, just down the road from where Brenda’s husband lived, but I haven’t stopped traveling since I graduated from high school. Being able to work mostly remote for Blue Door Consulting allows me to continue my dreams of travelling the country and the globe. I’ve been hiking in Colorado, California and Japan. Who knows where I’ll go next. Maybe the UK?

I’m a huge language junkie. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in 2014 double majoring in, you guessed it, International Studies and Web and Digital Media Development. I’ve been programming since well before college—or high school, for that matter. During my time at UWSP, I was a tutor for two and a half years for my fellow programming students. I also worked as an honors intern on different state-funded grant projects—using Arduino, ActionScript and a stress ball, I created a computer game for stroke victims of stroke to use as alternative physical therapy. In addition, I spent one summer abroad in Japan teaching English to Japanese students.

After graduation, I spent two and a half years working remotely for WebMovement, a small design and development company located in central Wisconsin, Minneapolis and San Diego. When I’m not coding, I can often be found studying Japanese, practicing for my next trip to Japan. I picked up Japanese my first year of high school and have been running (at the mouth) with it ever since. I also enjoy spending time with my dog, Kiba. He is a very spoiled Shiba Inu who even has his own Instagram account. We go on many hiking and swimming adventures together.

TV OR MOVIE CHARACTER

Arya Stark

FAVORITE MOVIE

Anything by Jim Jarmusch or Wes Anderson. I love quirky avant-garde films.

IF I COULD LIVE IN ANOTHER TIME OR DECADE

The 1880s-1910s were a beautiful time, a time of revolution and remarkable fashion.

BUCKET LIST ITEM

Traveling the British countryside—English castles, Irish pubs—I want to see it all!

FAVORITE BOARD OR VIDEO GAME

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards

FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT

A very minimal color palette with a bold pop of color.

FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT

History and Art

FAVORITE HOLIDAY

I start decorating for Halloween two months ahead of time.