Tiana Dueck

An artist based in Toronto, Ontario.
Grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where it is quiet and flat.
tianadueck {at} pm.me

Around 2009, I started to get into web design through Weebly. After finding inspiration from Avril Lavigne's website, which had a live chat, I figured out how to put chats and forums onto websites and it shifted my worldview forever. Hardly any of my friends at the time got as excited about it as me, but my flame for the web never died.

In 2013/2014, I spent most of my time on Tumblr. I was always recreating my site. I experienced making internet friends from across the world for the first time.

In University, I minored in Computational Art and took a course on HTML, where I learned how simple it really is. We instantly hit it off, and have been attached at the hip ever since.

Around 2019, I became a fan of The Creative Independent, and wanted to know who made their website. I found Laurel and Elliott's names listed, looked them up, and found a bunch of their cool web projects — It was my catalyst into the indie web, a digital world of self publication. I felt liberated, and like my middle school dreams of indie websites were finally being realized. I was on special.fish, gossips.cafe, HTML Energy, and more.

I have been an internet explorer for as long as I can remember. I'm happy that it has lead me here.

I believe that every great online experience has the potential to be offline.

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