Okay, okay... I don't really better humanity. But I do have creative skills. I've been drawing since I could hold a crayon. My passion is visual arts. I love being creative. To take someone's idea, visualize it, and turn it into something tangible makes me feel complete. There's really no better feeling for a creative personality.
After a four year tour of duty with the U.S. Army I returned to school and earned a degree in Graphic Design in 1995. At that time digital design was really starting to take over and a little thing called the Internet was becoming available to the masses. I was enthralled with this computer language called HTML and the World Wide Web. I sat down in a weekend with a QUE HTML book and learned to write code in a weekend. Not just code, but also design for the web. After I graduated I was offered the opportunity to actually teach Web Design as an adjunct professor.
Since then I have honed my design skills and can offer web and graphic design that lives together happily. I focus on the presentation layer of things. The behind the scenes stuff is great, but if the presentation doesn't engage or attract people then who cares what goes on behind the curtain. I am skilled in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, AutoDesk Sketchbook Pro, Sencha (ExtJS), jQuery, HTML5, and CSS.
In my non-work life I enjoy spending time with family, listening to a variety of music genres, watching TV & films, pop-culture (making fun of it actually) and CrossFit.