In 2010, I was getting tired
At one point in time, I’d been beaten down by Corporate America and life in general to the point that I thought it didn’t really matter what I did for a living so long as I was free to seek contentment. I tried working at all kinds of things — odd jobs, a laborer in a powder coating shop, a law clerk, a volunteer librarian, a used car salesman.
Everywhere I went, I found myself trying to break out of the little boxes I was being forced into. I would encounter work-related issues and just know that there was a better way to be doing things. The people I’d gone to work for hadn’t hired me for my computer skills, though. They wanted someone to push paperwork, move metal, or hold down a chair. What they got was a graphic-designer-slash-programmer bounded in a nutshell.
All of this led to a realization: contentment arises from a lack of need. If I wasn’t doing what I love for a living, I was going to be in a perpetual state of need – working to be able to afford to have fun.
I’m truly fortunate. I get to draw and play on the computer as much as I want, and people like the stuff I do sufficient to pay me for it. This is the good life.
What I do now
I’m a designer and a programmer, and am passionate about developing clean and polished user interfaces. I like for my work product to represent my dedication, and so I’ll let my portfolio speak for itself. Here’s a list of my skills:
- Apache (including mod_php, mod_auth_x, mod_dav/_svn, et al.)
- Apache Tomcat
- Sendmail, Postfix, Dovecot, Maildrop
- MySQL, Oracle 11g, Microsoft SQL
- On and on… You’re probably bored, so I’ll leave it there for now.
- Adobe Creative Suite (through 6)
- Eclipse IDE
- You know… this list is going to be huge. If you want the whole thing, just contact me for a copy of my current resume. Contact Me