From being the kid drawing class-posters, being featured in the local newspaper ad contests, to being known as the class-shirt guy and college website guy. I'm a creative. Always have been. But it wasn't until after forcing my way through a degree in mechanical engineering that I would realize it. As a typical college grad weighing the balance of a promising respectful career of a well paid engineer to the dismal life of a broke designer nourishing himself on frozen pizzas and ramen, I wrestled and writhed and finally concluded that I'd rather be broke and happy than rich, respected, and miserable. And if I couldn't jump in head first, then it wouldn't amount to a real change. So I tossed aside the engineering career and headed full time into art school. Little did I know, years later the blend of technical and creative would actually amount to a brand new field of design, more promising than engineering.
My design career started of as a production designer for a couple Flash studios while also doing freelance for small businesses and marketing and click-marketing firms. I then broke into a much wider product scope and audience range in search engines, handling verticals such as maps and directions, business listings, and music. My focus then turned to applications as I worked on video sharing applications from mobile to TV interfaces in both B2B and B2C. With my video experience, I then turned back to web with managing huge databases of content includling user-contributed articles and videos and the world of support and learning for 100 different software titles with a 50 million user/month user base. And forums and community with another 50 million/month. Now even after more than 15 years as a UX designer, I realize how much more there is still much left to experience and learn.
As one of the earlier adopters of the first Canon Digital Elph to the revolutionary DLSR Canon Digital Rebel, I was an early adopter of digital photography. My gigs typically cover event and venue photography including weddings, holiday parties, and nightlife. As a hobbiest, I seek ancient architecture or picturesque landscapes. I currently consider photography work, at special request only. I do not do model photography.
A sampling of my photography work can be seen in the showcase.
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