I originally went to college in 1998 but left for awhile and moved to San Francisco for a couple of years. I returned to Oklahoma in 2004 and worked in the private sector for 4 years as a graphics editor and SGML coder for the distillation/creation of illustrated instructional/repair manuals.
I’m a full stack software engineer by trade and a visual artist at my leisure although I have sold artwork/illustration/motion graphics as an alternative source of income. My favorite part of software has always been making the UI/UX the most pleasant experience for the user. I originally got into web development in 1999 and like to draw and paint in my free time whenever I’m inspired. I've also worked in a dark room and have been a analog/digital SLR camera enthusiast over the years. When doing art, I occasionally use traditional media - oil being my favorite medium - but usually start out sketching on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. It is very similar to the Wacom Cintiq I never had (but always planned on buying).
Coming from the background of a fine artist and having a career in computer science for the past two decades has provided me a unique perspective using both hemispheres of the brain to solve problems in a creative way but still having both feet firmly planted on the ground. My knowledge in computer programming has accelerated at a breakneck pace in the past several years due to an insatiable hunger to learn and a passion for building things both analog and digital.