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I guess I have always been a designer. Since a kid, I’ve been drawn to how things work. I was the one in my family who would set the alarm clocks when they got unplugged or power shut off. My family would ask me to do these tasks- and even fix the TV or VCR when they didn’t work. Fixing things is in my blood, so perhaps spotting areas for improvement in the design of things is as well.
I was drawn to the Oregon Trail game in elementary school on our macintosh computers, and later to windows computers in middle school. There was something about the ability to type that interested me deeply, mostly because I could type faster than I could write by hand, and also I felt my handwriting was illegible, at best.
I first became introduced to digital design in high school, through a series of Autodesk Maya, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and black and white photography classes. These classes initiated my exploration of graphic design, videography and photography as a means of expression and communication and revealed to me the importance of overarching design elements such as color, line height, and font spacing.
Outside of class amongst friends we were constantly trading and trying new software to create a higher level of productivity in our workflow. I was deeply interested in the role of computers in creativity and productivity – and how they could make my life easier.