Holroyd uses her experience from producing digital services like the PlayStation Network to run Skilly-do
, an online toolkit that promotes early learning through play.
“Because we’re a distributed team building a digital product, tech is essential to my day-to-day,” Holroyd said. “We use G Suite
, Google’s cloud and collaboration toolset, for admin goodness and communication. I use Sketch
for user experience design, animations and prototyping, iMovie
for video editing and MailChimp
for our weekly newsletters. Plus, a combination of basic web coding, hosting and CMS solutions to keep our site happy and running.”
A favorite podcast includes Supportedly
, produced by an Asheville- based program for entrepreneurs.
“Stephanie and team are dedicated to connecting startup teams with free and low-cost entrepreneurial support programs,” Holroyd said. “Keep an eye out for Supportedly’s Wilmington-focused podcasts this June featuring Skilly-do and UNCW CIE
Director Diane Durance.”
Holroyd’s favorite streaming shows include Dead to Me
, RuPaul’s Drag Race
, Tiny Desk Concerts
and Big Mouth
For apps, Holroyd uses Spotify
for music, Zillow
for her “real estate market obsession,” and Flipboard
She recommends following @jenniferhiggie
for women’s art and @_whatiftheworld
for South African artists.
Find Holroyd on Instagram @skillydo