I’ve lived a lot in 38 years. I’ve crafted myself from a shy, sick boy with an obsession with legos to the multi-hyphenate artist and geek you see here.
I’m still sick, living with chronic illness and constant pain that made passing a kidney stone seem like.. Well, not as big of a deal as I expected.
What I don’t do, however, is let it rule me completely.
With each health problem comes a new challenge, and for those of you who know me, you know I love a good challenge. When I had to give up playing trombone, I pursued countless other instruments. When my arthritic pain forced me to walk with a cane, I made it an accessory, rather than a crutch.
I apply that same mindset to everything I do; from code, to art, to music, and whatever new creative methods of expression I find myself pursuing. The most important part is this: I’ll never stop.
CSS Developer Certification
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom)
Windows (from Windows 3.11 to 10, including NT & 2000 and Server 2003.. and old school MS-DOS)
Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware – CLI comfy!)
Pen & Pencil
AI (Stable Diffusion)
I once performed a conceptual piece protesting legislation that allowed those of different sexual orientations to be discriminated against. I was tied up in rope bondage live on the sidewalk, with the design forming a traditional white-collar-and-tie look.
I had a bearded dragon for a pet, and her name was Knobbins. She was amazing.
I like to spend my Saturday mornings sitting on my porch drinking coffee and feeding squirrels.
I have color-grapheme synesthesia.
I started programming at 8 years old, having learned BASIC out of a 321 Contact Magazine. Much later, in college, I taught myself x86 ASM for fun.
I run a niche gaming site called Ghost Gamer News.
Rick & Morty
The Jarrod Hawkins Nightmare Series
A Plague Tale: Requiem
Websites: Over 20
Digital Art & Graphic Design: Over 20
Pen & Pencil Art: Over 15
Photography: Over 15
Music (Performance): Over 25
Music (Composition): Over 20
Music (Recording): Over 20