FREELANCE WEB DESIGNER, DEVELOPER and WRITER
Lina Trivedi is a Web developer and community college educator in the areas of financial planning, professional development, marketing and e-commerce. She specializes in small business development and through her classes, she educates her students on how to launch small businesses utilizing the Internet.
Before becoming an educator, Lina Trivedi ran a Web design and marketing firm in Chicago with a team of 16 employees. The Chicago Sun Times named her one of the top 30 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in 2000. Her firm was also named one of the top 30 design firms in Chicago by Crain's Chicago Business. In her career, she produced and managed Web sites for many Fortune 500 companies, as well Web sites for small businesses that began with innovative ideas that were built from the ground up through her active role in the project.
Using her life experiences, which include battles with the legal system resulting from liabilities from her first business, she strives to inspire minority business owners while educating them to make sound choices and judgments within their business. Her experiences with the legal system led her to the world of non-profits where she worked as a job developer within the Workforce and Economic Development team at the Urban League of Greater Madison in order to produce job opportunities for individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Lina Trivedi also writes a weekly column in the India Tribune, a national ethnic newspaper serving Indians in America. Her column addresses issues related to balancing dual cultures among second and third-generation Indians in the United States. Her writing career began with her first job at Ty, known for the ever-popular Beanie Babies, where she was credited to authoring the first 136 poems found inside the tags of the popular toys, and creating their first Web site.
Lina Trivedi is a Chicago-native and currently lives in Wisconsin. She served on the City of Madison Community Services Commission and the CDBG Commission, however she is currently focusing on freelancing, running her technology firm and being a new mother.
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Lina Trivedi Promotional Image for Rockstars Products
I ended up having a friend of mine coordinate an informal photoshoot for me at a midnight hour when an image that was needed of me for my Rockstar line of technical products was called for. Along with my partners, I was launching a special members area for which a header image was needed for [...]
Lina Trivedi And Venus Lane Designs
This is an image that I took of me wearing some spiritual artwork created by my favorite artist and friend, Venus Lane of Venus Lane Designs. I am in love with her jewelry and it is one of my indulgences whenever I have extra money to spend! Venus is the type of artist that is [...]
Lina Trivedi on Oprah
In the late 90′s, I had an opportunity to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show – it was one of my life’s most memorable experiences. She was so kind and her producers were just so accommodating. The topic of the show was on sexual abuse and my prospective was on the prevalence of [...]
MY PREVIOUS WORK
Desi Generation Next - India Tribune
Lina has a gift and has an impact on a lot of families. Many of whom she will never see, but will remember her writing long after we depart the fleeting bonds of life on earth. -- Manju, as published in India Tribune Opinions on January 11, 2003
Portfolio - Personal and Professional
From writing poems on the inside of the Beanie Babies tags to being hands on in the technology team that created the first real-time credit card application processing on the Internet, Lina's various experiences are documented here.
99 Designs Portfolio Design Work
Recently Named Runner Up in 99designs/Esquire Magazine's Logo Challenge - look for the logo in Esquire Magazine's Online Logo Gallery in February 2011. A variety of designs that suited the needs of the project at hand are viewable here.
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