Copyright © 2008 – 2015 Rachel Nabors

Who is Rachel Nabors?

Rachel Nabors holds an orchid, standing in font of a pink leopard fur-covered desk. The wall behind is a chalkboard with cartoon drawings and post-its all over it.
I love drawing comics, messing with CSS, and looking after my orchids.

Rachel was raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she learned goose wrangling and Photoshop. After watching Chasing Amy at the tender age of 14, she started making comics which helped her escape rural poverty and lead to several industry awards: A Kim Yale for best new femal talent and a Nerdlinger in 2007.

Rachel had always built sites and tinkered with opensource CMSes to help manage her burgeoning following and promote her comics, but when life happened, she shifted gears whole heartedly to web development. Trying to find the niche where she belonged, she experimented with working in web design, UX, programming, and finally settled into front-end development.

The widespread adoption of CSS Animations and Transitions rekindled her creative spark in 2012 when she delivered her first talk on Flashless animation. After that, she was hooked! After traveling the world, spreading the good news, she founded her own company, Tin Magpie, where she focuses on training the world in the art of web animation and publishing the odd interactive story.

Rachel loves traveling, studying birds, playing Pokémon, and wearing boots, making comics, and helping people learn. When not biking around her new home city of Portland, you can find her tending her orchids or brewing a hot cup of golden tippy Yunnan in a gaiwan pot. You can catch her as @rachelnabors on Twitter.


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Email me at aloha at rachelnabors dot com

Street Cred

  • Best-of CSS Dev Conf 2013
  • Kim Yale Award for Best New Female Talent in Comics 2007
  • Nerdlinger Award 2007
  • Core contributor of Sass Animation Studio
  • Self-proclaimed rival of Brad Colbow

Past and Future Speaking Arrangements