The Middle Years
Then came Desert Storm a long terrible vacation in the sands of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, where the water tasted like swimming pool, which brings me to Design gig #3, I went over there with 4 sketchbooks and a boatload of pencils so I started drawing the girlfriends, wives, fantasies (don't ask) of these soldiers for Cool-aid the only thing that made the water drinkable.
When I got back stateside I bought an Amiga 500, with a light pen and Disney’s animation studio and that was the birth of my love for computer-based design.
The Scholastic Years
Me studying classical painting
From there I studied classical painting and Interior design, I taught myself Photoshop, Illustrator, DreamWeaver, In Design and basically any other software that was necessary to get the job done. I learned HTML and CSS and figured out how to use Magento, Joomla, and Wordpress.
The Best Years
The interesting thing is that because of my love of comic books and having wanted to draw comics when it came to any project whether it was a website or a magazine ad or a package design. I storyboarded everything (wireframing) when it came to websites I would lay it out in Illustrator first to present my ideas (prototyping) and I would map out how I thought users would use the website I was making (user flows). It turns out I was a UX designer and didn't know it. So when the opportunity presented itself, I made UX design my career path and stand before you today. I truly enjoy Breaking down problems and coming up with a simple solution.
Let's solve some design problems!