Erika Lewis

I love how each project is a puzzle and my job is to figure out the best way to put it together. It's creative and analytical. I act as both the architect and the interior designer.

Award winning and awe-inspiring, Erika is a designer and front-end developer specializing in WordPress theme development, HTML, CSS and responsive web development. As part of CHIEF’s technology team, she creates clean, semantic, standards-compliant, responsive themes for WordPress, working with UX and Design teams to evaluate the development feasibility of proposed approaches and suggest potential solutions. Erika brings a unique and valued perspective to development given her background in design as well as experience setting up robust social media followings on various client accounts. Erika truly does, and designs, it all!

Erika holds a BA in Design and Visual Communications from Collins College.

Hometown

I was born in Washington, DC and raised in Columbia, MD. So, kind of a native?

Noteworthy Story or Next Adventure

I had only been dating my girlfriend (now wife) for two months when she headed off to Peru to teach English. Being the love fool that I am, I hopped on a plane to visit her for a week. Peru is absolutely amazing and we had such a great time we are planning to go back next year.

Favorite App/Book/Pub

As a child, I would read and re-read Charlotte's Web. The story of a friendship between a spider and pig still fascinates me to this day. I even convinced my father to catch a spider for me so I could name her Charlotte.

DC Go-to's

If I may shamelessly plug my own production, Pretty Boi Drag. Our drag king shows at The Bier Baron in Dupont Circle are ridiculously fun and unique day parties. A definite DC to-do!