About Me

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Artist / Photographer / Designer

Renée Browne

Renee is a lover of all things art, technology and innovation and is passionate about changing the industry standards for women and diversity.

Renee got her start right out of high school designing websites for large companies like Volvo, Burger King, the Los Angeles Times and many more. She was one of only a handful of women web developers in the mid-90’s specializing in hand-coding websites using html, javascript and css. With over 20 years experience in the field, she has helped many small businesses develop dynamic websites through the use of WordPress and has become a social media and SEO expert.

In 2002 Renee focused on her photography and went back to art school at the Academy of Art, San Francisco to complete a Bachelor in Fine Arts in fine art photography. She opened her first studio, Sexy Jane Photography (2004) in Irvine and her second studio, Sprouts Photography (2009) in Fullerton. Renee’s photography has won awards and Sprouts Photography has been voted (top 3) best child photographer in OC 2 years in a row (2011, 2012) and Los Angeles Times picked Sprouts Photography as top Orange County family photography studio. Renee closed her retail studios in 2013 to focus on her growing family.

In 2015 she joined the cast of the Wonder Women Tech show , a panel of diverse accomplished women with various backgrounds in S.T.E.A.M come together to talk about the latest innovations and technology made by women, made for women and/or provide reviews on the latest technology/products from a female’s point of view.

Renee currently takes on a select number of clients each year for various design/photography projects. She also runs theArtful Aquarius blog focusing on personal interests.