There's a deep feeling of "intergalactic oneness and total understanding" that you can only experience when you've successfully debugged all of your code. It's a feeling so satisfying that you find yourself asking, "would I feel even MORE proud if I took on a more complicated project? How much more intricate can we get, exactly? What do I have to learn to get there faster??".
I just love tinkering with code. Looking at other people's code is like peering deep inside their mind; Even the way mundane tasks are written can speak volumes about the person writing them. Every function is like an essay about the task you're developing, and how you view the project.
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I was one of those kids who loved to draw. I remember drawing dungeon levels for fictional videogames, and planning out impossible tasks for the player (unless you found the secret item!). Taking an idea, expanding on it, and refining it into existance was something I really enjoyed while growing up.
That passion for creative exploration led me to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where I graduated with a degree in 3D Animation and Modeling. I specialized in mechanical objects such as cars, jets, and trains. I also spent some time building various roadside "furniture" such as barns, shipping containers, etc.
This is just a place where I keep personal stuff; gardening projects, cooking adventures, doodles I like - that sort of thing.
It probably warrants it's own sub-site, but who's got time for that these days?
March 1st, 2022
I’ve always wanted to design my own videogame. I can remember doodling level designs when I was 10 years old; little platforms for characters to jump on, equip items, and explore.
About a year ago, I was reflecting on this and decided... Read More
July 15th, 2021
We’ve been in our house for about 11 years, and last fall we decided we needed to put some serious work into the front of out house. The bushes were large and overgrown, to the point where simply trimming them wasn’t cutting it anymore... Read More
March 14th, 2021
A quick lunch sketch while having a salad for lunch on the Linai at our resort in Florida. If we're not out walking around, at least we're getting some Vitamin D!... Read More
February 21st, 2021
We bought David a drawing tablet lately, and I decided to take it for a spin. I'm working with a brush similar to Conte Crayon here, and paying highlights/shadows to simulate bottle refractions. Not bad for my first honest attempt in ~20 years...... Read More
December 8th, 2020
I was looking at my profile picture recently, and it suddenly dawned on me that it's probably about 12 years old now! Clearly, it was time to update it. Since I was in middle of this site redesign, I decided to stick to the same basic elements; devel... Read More
November 1st, 2020
Wireframes were designed by the client, with the Mocks developed by my coworker. I was responsible for all website development. I coordinated with the team which was tasked with developing front-end features, however some of the work needed to be reb... Read More
October 15th, 2020
This project was managed entirely by myself; from design to launch. The client wanted to update their site with something more modern, but presented in a way that would showcase more of their product offerings. While this website is still under activ... Read More
September 5th, 2020
On this project, I oversaw a small team of developers. A coworker of mine designed the theme, while I developed the theme structure and oversaw the front-end development team. During this same period, I also coordinated with a third-party vendor, and... Read More
July 15th, 2020
This was designed by a coworker, however I was responsible for the entire site build. This site uses a page builder (Visual Composer, I think), and has an API implementation (which can be found Read More
May 15th, 2020
A coworker and I built this website over the course of about 8 weeks. I was responsible for all back-end development, including the geolocation aspect of the website. The site is designed to geolocate you to the nearest store, and modifies all CTA's/... Read More