A Tale of Humble Beginnings
In 1998, I took my first website design class. My final project, a personal homepage, was a glorious salute to ego mania and a revolution in interface design. Anticipating a tidal wave of fan mail, I provided visitors with not one, but two ways of contacting me: by clicking an animated hand reaching out of a mailbox or by clicking a globe with the word "e-mail" revolving around it. My interest in animated GIFs may have waned over the years, but I never lost faith in the power of technology to liberate information and revolutionize how people receive it.
My commitment to lifelong learning and seeking out new intellectual challenges is only rivaled by my commitment to giving 100 percent to the task at hand. I believe it's possible to be well-rounded without losing your edge—to be a jack of all trades and a master of some. That's why I try to balance my idealism and delusions of grandeur with a bit of humility. I like to think I've come a long way, but there's even more to learn ahead.
The Cliff's Notes:
- I began my career as an interactive designer in 1998 and have extensive experience with educational media and instructional design.
- I received my M.F.A. in Interactive Design and Game Development from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall of 2005.
- I get around. I've lived in 11 different cities in 7 different states and spent semesters abroad in Tours, France and Oldenburg, Germany.
- If I wasn't already a media designer / amateur linguist / technophile, I'd be an architect / novelist / B-list celebrity on Hollywood Squares.