History, Values, and a Bit About Me

My Story

It all started when I was 10 years old. I started teaching myself how to hack some computer games and learned how to write software to write my own data to the games in real-time. Eventually I got the great (by which I mean terrible) idea to start a team of people to help me write more software like that. That's when I started to learn how to build webpages like the other teams out there which were very 2000 in design, where everything was done with tables. It was all an accident. Anyway, it was all an accident as I ended up buying PHP For Dummies by Wallace Wang thinking it would help me learn how to design my websites that 2000 table-based layout style. Having made it through three chapters I realized it had nothing to do with making websites look cool so I stopped reading it, about a year later I ended up wanting to build a webpage to store data into a MySQL database and that's when I dug up that book and worked through it until that site was done. From there everything just started to click and I about 8 sites before getting my first paying gig in 2006.

In 2006, at the ripe age of 16 I can say now I was a pretty lousy designer, in fact, I don't think I even knew what design really meant. If you asked me I would naively it was what I do in Photoshop. This changed everything I did from that point on!It wasn't until 2008 did I see Soh Tanaka's portfolio did it just hit me that design is not the graphics it's the concept behind the graphics carefully chosen and managed to engage the audience's emotions while they experience the site. This changed everything I did from that point on! In 2010 when I finished 2 years of community college I made a decision: instead of going to a Computer Science school I will go to an art school and work on my design skills; thus I got accepted into Kendall College of Art & Design along with a portfolio-scholarship upon showing the counselors my web portfolio which displayed my drive & talent to make use of the school's time and resources.I will go to an art school and work on my design skills...

Since then I've been putting everything I have into trying new techniques, practicing my skills, client work, donated work, and school work to perfect the wide range of abilities I have developed. My only fear is that I may have to slow down eventually.


(not all-inclusive)
Graph of my Most Prominent Skills