As an artist and designer, I’ve learned to adapt my creative style to the needs of clients and in the last two decades, I’ve completely transformed because of the web and mobile technology.
Growing up in the late ‘70s and ‘80s I had the unique experience of launching my first business in middle school when three-way calls from your home phone were the hottest communications technology and there was no internet.
At 11 yrs old, I wasn’t one of the most popular or wealthy kids, but I did know them, and even at that tender age, I knew the importance of providing useful services; creating meaningful products and building lasting relationships. After purchasing my first camera from a yard sale for $1 and a roll of Fuji film from the neighborhood Walgreens with moneys earned from providing lawn services to my neighbors, I shot and sold photos of the more popular kids during our lunch periods and finished the art projects they loathed doing, for a nominal fee, of course. This spirit of capturing and creating meaningful experiences has defined both my personal and professional life for over two decades. .
"At 11 yrs old, I wasn’t one of the popular or wealthy kids, but I did know them, and even at that tender age, I knew the importance of providing useful services, creating meaningful products and building lasting relationships."
I purchased my first Packard Bell computer while in college in 1993 to support my t-shirt design business and run the CorelDraw software program for the graphics, t-shirt designs, and increasingly complex color separations. I remember reading through Compton’s Encyclopedia; playing DOOM and Wolfenstein with a newly installed sound card, and browsing a primitive Web 1.0 Internet on Netscape Navigator. These experiences would form the foundation for my future career in the online, interactive space.
Fast forward to today with the internet, social media, and mobile devices, and it’s literally a whole new world of possibilities.
My technology career began on a computer configuration line building desktop computers, scanners, and servers as one of the youngest technicians in the facility.
With access to a nearly infinite amount of information, studies show that the human brain is loaded with over 34GB of information on a daily basis and this has forced the global business community to fundamentally change our technology experiences and the way we consume information.
With my eyes firmly set on the future, I am focused on leveraging a rich history of delivering unique user experiences with the deluge of daily information consumption.
I am excited about how augmented reality, machine learning, and location-aware technologies will further influence future generations and I will continue to pursue opportunities to build global relationships in these areas.