Speaker Interview: Shelby Elliott

Here at WordCamp Northeast Ohio, we are pretty big fans of the Lifehacker series “How I Work”. We asked our speakers to do a WordPress take on that idea, and thus was born “How I WordPress”- a series where some of the best minds in WordPress share a bit about their process with our readers/attendees.


Shelby Elliott


Columbus, Ohio

Current Gig

Business owner / web designer


One word that best describes how you work?


Current Mobile Device/Why

Droid Turbo 2 / Insane battery life, great camera, 64 GB storage

Current Computer/Why

Lenovo LaVie Z 360 / Super lightweight, touch screen, full screen rotation

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?

Photoshop, WordPress (obviously), JetPack, Simple Custom CSS, Manage WP, Calendly, 17Hats

What’s your workspace setup like?

It varies from day to day, usually most productive though while sitting at my awesome (thrifted) bamboo table & refinished sunshiney yellow chairs in my dining room. 🙂

What’s your best time/effort-saving life hack?

SnagIt videos screen capture videos for client tutorials or troubleshooting steps instead of trying to explain steps via email.

What’s your favorite to-do list method?

Still figuring this one out…

After your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without? Why?


What everyday thing are you better at than everyone else?

Bargain hunting

What do you listen to while working?

Indie Pop, Motown, or Big Beat 🙂 – I’m all over the map!

What do you do to stay inspired?

Spend time with other creatives or do home projects

What are you currently reading?

Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown


What’s your sleep routine like?

Usually 10:30-6:30 (Not by choice, my 2 year old is an early riser!)

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Real life is lived in seasons of investment, not in moments of perfection.


Fill in the blank: I’d love to see ????? answer these same questions

Kyle Maurer