Everyday I’m a creative person. Every other day I’m a technical person.

During the day I work as a front-end web developer and graphic designer for M&M’S® Retail. Here I do design work for mymms.com. This includes everyday graphic design, HTML, CSS, and Javascript programming. I also do much of the photography for this website. Daily you’ll find me creating images and retouching photos in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom. All my text editing work is done in VS Code with a few select extensions to make developing easier and more fun.

Outside of work, family and home keep me busy and happy. I have an amazing family and 2 crazy dogs. There’s no shortage of daily insanity and I don’t think I would want it any other way.

In my free time, often when my family is asleep, I write and record music. I use Logic Pro and Reason as the tools for this. They each offer an environment that tends to move the direction of music in a certain way. When writing alone, software is my main collaborator. So the ease in which certain tools are available to share the songs and sounds just based on the user experiences that are available. Logic is a more traditional Digital Audio Workstation that leaves the creation in the hands of the human. Reason provides a bucket of tricks that make it very easy to create a thing you didn’t plan on creating. I consider Logic my “artistic” choice. Reason is “fun and fast” and leads me down paths of experimentation. Some of the music I produce is available on Pond5 under a Royalty Free license.

I’ve recently released an acoustic album that’s available on Bandcamp. You can find that release here on my website. Yeah, that was some time ago and I realized that it wasn’t the right route for me. For my non-royalty-free music, I am currently accepting commissioned work.

I like to stay connected to tech to help me in my professional and personal work and hobbies. Working on websites keeps me connected technically. This site is an example of that. I’m using a static website generator called Hugo. I’m building this website with WordPress. There are a few reasons for this big change and eventually, I’ll post about it.

If you’re looking for the things I use on a daily basis, head over to my uses page.