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A Short Bio

Hello there. My name is Cody Capella, and I like to make things. I’m nineteen years old and currently in my freshman year as an undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo pursuing a bachelors degree in computer science. I also intend to minor in photography and to hopefully study history or English, too. I’m a photographer, designer, and web developer who calls Northern California home. I’m an avid nordic skier, tennis player, and adventurer. I also seem to get a lot bolder when I have my camera in hand. Those I care about are really important to me, so family and friends are crucial. I also love to read and write, bike, and hike, and I am starting to learn to love running, too.

I firmly believe in living a life that I believe is worthwhile, if that makes any sense at all. I also believe in making meaningful connections with those around you and the value of hard work. I do some charity work and try to get out in the community pretty frequently too. When I’m not down at Cal Poly, I’m usually out adventuring or skiing. Or getting coffee.

About My Photography

Ever since taking my first photo class as a freshman in high school, it’s become one of my biggest passions. I love exploring new places with my camera and experimenting with new films and techniques (I shoot digital, too). Life’s an adventure, and I love that photography helps me capture it.

About My Design

Design’s kind of the bridge between the artsy photo side of myself and the more technical web and app development side. I really love working with digital illustration and both print design (like posters, business cards, and artwork) and digital design, like mockups and graphics.

About My Web Development

Web design and development was what got me interested in computers in the first place. I’d always been into art and making things and web design seemed like the logical next step. I strive for clean, simple and functional and am (ever still) working on turning what I see in my head into functioning code.

More on What I Do

Most of what I make is just for me, though I do try to take on as much client work as I can as well. Currently, I do design and web projects for clients, though I’m happy to discuss taking photographs at an event, for a business, or just doing portraits. If you would like to see some examples of my work, please see my portfolio at www.codycapella.com/portfolio.html.

Where to Learn More

If you’d like to learn more about what I do or who I am, please see my website at www.codycapella.com. You can also contact me anytime by email at hello@codycapella.com. An overview of what I’ve done follows.

Profile

I am a freshman undergraduate student at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo majoring in computer science and intending to minor in photography. I design and code websites as a freelancer and am eager to expand my skill set by working with new people and in new situations.

Education

California Polytechnic State University SLO

2015 - Present

I currently attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. I am pursuing an undergraduate major in computer science and intend to minor in photography.

Nevada Union High School

Graduated 2015

I graduated from Nevada Union High School in June 2015. I started attending in August of 2011. I graduated as one of the valedictorians for my class.

Experience

Freelance Website Design

2011 - Present

I have been designing and coding websites by hand for several years, including throughout high school and now into college. I also maintain my own personal website, portfolio, and photography blog which can be found at www.codycapella.com.

Leadership and Honors

RCP Charities - Vice President

2011 - Present

I have been the Vice President of the 501(c)3 RCP Charities since 2011 (www.rcpcharities.org).

J205 Photography Club - Co-President

2014 - 2015

I was co-president of Nevada Union High School’s student-run photography club my senior year and a member of it for both my junior and senior years.

Nevada Union High School - Valedictorian

Graduated 2015

I was one of the valedictorians in my 2015 graduating class from Nevada Union High School.

National Merit Commended Scholar

2014

I received the National Merit Commended Scholar Award for my performance on the PSAT in 2014.

Nordic Skiing

2012 - 2015

I received the Most Valuable Skier Award for the 2013/14 season and Coaches’ Award in 2012/13 and 2014/15.

Boys' Varsity Tennis

2011 - 2015

I received the Most Inspirational Award for the 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2014/15 seasons and the Coach’s Award for the 2013/14 season.

Interact Club

2011 - 2015

I was a member of the Nevada Union Interact Club, a community service club associated with Rotary, all four years of high school. I was the club’s secretary my senior year.

California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

2011 - 2015

I was a member of the Nevada Union chapter of California Scholarship Federation all four years of high school. I was the chapter’s vice-president my senior year.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Delegate

Summer 2014

I was selected as a delegate to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a week during the summer between my junior and senior years in high school that focused on teaching leadership, teamwork, and self-confidence.

Skills

I know computers well, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom, as well as general Mac OS X use and applications (iWork, support, etc.) and iOS. I also work with photography (both analog and digital,) print and digital design, and know how to code in several languages (HTML and CSS extremely well, moderately well with Javascript and decently well with PHP and MySQL.) I thoroughly enjoy teaching – especially one-on-one – and sharing my passions with others.

References

A list of my previous clients can be found in my portfolio at www.codycapella.com/portfolio.html.