Yep that's me, Dustin.
I thrive on solving (new) problems, learning new things, and I definitely love to create. I get bored quickly without a 'project' to occupy me; hopefully one which requires new and unique solutions. I found my creative side out of necessity, and discovered that I thoroughly enjoy creating something from nothing.
I'm social, but anti-social-network.
I'm goofy with a dry sense of humor, which sometimes gets me into trouble. I'm social, but anti-social-network. I like people, but only the nice ones.
About My Work
I have been writing markup and logical code of one form or another for about 20 years with roughly the same amount of experience in both front-end design and back-end management and development on the LAMP stack. During this time I've been fortunate to have individuals in my life recognize my ability and allow me to make a living doing what I love.
I've been fortunate to have individuals in my life recognize my ability and allow me to make a living doing what I love.
I was introduced to print design in my early 20s as a result of clients who wished to have a 'do-it-all' type creative at their disposal. Admittedly, my ambition at the time was greater than my abilities, but perseverance paid off and I eventually got comfortable with print production. I've since designed and published all types of ads (from magazine to newsprint to digital), brochures, booklets, banners, booths, and other print media items for various clients.
I'm also well versed in AutoCad. I discovered 3D modelling via AutoCad when I was a kid, and have been employed as a drafter multiple times throughout the years.
I'm engaged to be married to a wonderful woman named Amy. I love camping (glamping), getting out for a drive, a hike, or just relaxing at home and binging something on Netflix.
I'm also a coffee nut. Our kitchen resembles a science experiment while we're making cold brew on the Yama 25 cup tower ($45 craigslist score) or brewing in the Chemex (Chemex > V60 > Kalita Wave, just saying).
I live on little 'projects' which range from working on an car engine to writing an AWS Polly-backed TTS server for our smarthome configuration (which is awesome by the way).