About me

Hi, I’m Liane! It’s a pleasure to meet you!

I’m a Webmaster, writer, photographer, videographer, and social media enthusiast. I recently moved to San Francisco from Southern California.

About my blog

This blog is about music, art, fashion, beauty, technology, and whatever is on my mind. I enjoy online shopping and reviewing interesting and useful products. I also throw in the occasional movie or TV show review if I see one worth mentioning.

Writing and Photography

For current and past work info, please visit my portfolio. I currently contribute reviews and photos to Torched Magazine and Backseat Mafia. I’ve written reviews (and occasionally taken photos) for various websites (The Scenestar, In Music We Trust, MishMash Magazine, Losing Today, Examiner.com, AXS). I’ve taken and posted thousands of photos on Instagram and Flickr and have a lot of concert videos on YouTube, though I’m more of a spectator wanting to share my experiences.

Professional Experience

I’ve recently completed some contract work with TeamBeachbody.com assisting in content updates and QA. My past work includes web production, design, and development (site migration, site maintenance and e-commerce integration) at Metro Los Angeles, Hulu, So Cal Gas Company, and SuperMedia. For more info on my background and professional experience, check out my portfolio.

For my next position, I would love to fuse my love of content creation and social media with my interests, like music, fashion, beauty, or even mobile games.

Educational Background

I originally studied psychology at UCLA and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2002, with a minor in Classical Civilizations. I also had a strong interest in Anthropology and East Asian Languages and Cultures, which lead me to study Japanese and Mandarin Chinese (one of the native languages of my mom’s side). However, I’m not great at retaining and learning multiple languages, so my current level of any of those is very basic.

Working on websites was an interest that began in high school thanks to an ROP class in Web Design, but never manifested until after college when I used my BRMC obsession to create a fan website for them. In 2009, I continued my studies in Web Design and added courses in Game Design at Fullerton College, receiving certificates for both in 2010 and earning up a Joyce Morton Scholarship for Women in Technology.

My current interests are in Search Engine Optimization, learning React.js, and Cybersecurity. I’m also tempted to go to Beauty school and learn to color other people’s hair because I find it extremely fun and interesting. However, I don’t know if it’s as enjoyable as doing my own coloring, so for now I remain a DIY enthusiast.

Personal and Leisure Time

I manage multiple Social Media accounts for personal purposes, occasionally sponsored by Influenster, Intellifluence, and Surkus. I accept guest posts, though I thoroughly review content for how useful it is to me and my readers. In my spare time, I enjoy playing mobile games and online passive games. I also enjoy going to concerts and trips with friends.

I’m currently raising a young cat named Peanut, so my priorities are more in properly caring for this dear cat and taking as many photos and videos that my phone will allow. In the past, I’ve enjoyed knitting and crocheting, drawing, and painting, and occasionally playing piano. My skills in all are rusty, but I think I still remember how!

Notes

For other webmasters/WordPress users: my current theme is Top Blog by Firefly Themes, which I discuss in a recent blog post.

Contact

Email me Liane Chan at liane.chan[at]me.com or fill out my online Contact form.

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