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SERVICES

I have been employed with Rocket Software as a user experience design engineer since 2011. Now I work part time so I can focus again on painting.

For the last 20 plus years, I have been designing projects for companies large and small from dynamic data-driven websites to interactive applications to Web 2.0 user-contributed, social networking sites.


INFO ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

Most items in the PORTFOLIO are a selection from the last 8 or 10 years with a few exceptions. The RESUME covers most notable projects over the last 15 or so years.

Note: I designed and developed this website, along with my painting website, and a more comprehensive work website.


PERSONAL PROJECT AND INFORMATION

For a peek at a personal project that I am still passionate about, see Blowpipes and Bulldozers. For a bit of my long-standing philosophy regarding work, art, and life choices, see A Force for Good.

Besides having an abiding interest in design and art, I enjoy being in the great outdoors hiking, snorkeling and boogie boarding in warm waters, doing yoga, meditating, catching live concerts with some favorite bands, doing some gardening, and watching independent films.


BACKGROUND

I started my career as an enthusiastic gypsy in grade school who loved art, music, dodge ball, and numbers. These interests moved organically over time into graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in Art and Sociology at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

For a number of years, I worked as a systems analyst and programmer, doing artwork and playing music on the side. Then in the early days of interactive multimedia, I realized that at last I could combine my artistic and technological interests in one place. I created a demo stack in Hypercard, sent it to Apple, and started working with them at their seminal Multimedia Lab. A lot of the juicy stuff was starting to happen then through work with Apple, and through the WELL, the first notable online community.

Now I am able to work part time as a user experience and visual designer which shares related sensibility with my personal artwork.


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