from 2009 to 2011 RH Ink - aka inkrh.com was operated as a dba for my contract artist work, creating print-ready digital artwork for posters and logos, paintings, photographs and other various art pieces. currently I work as the project manager for migration.mobi, and produce my own art in my spare time.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. although I am always tempted by new and interesting projects, I cannot guarantee a fast response.
my ideal job description could probably be summed up by four words - "jack of all trades", describing a position where adaptable talents and contextual analysis are vital, but where there is always something new to be learned.
since the '80s I have had an active interest in computers and programming, from teaching myself BASIC and assembly language on early machines such as the ZX80s and Acorn computers, and scripting on DOS systems, through to working with modern languages and OOP on today's Windows machines. I have also always had a love of art, including theatre, and the written word as well as the traditional reading of visual imagery, and I consider myself fortunate to be able to work in an industry which readily needs and combines those two passions.
I studied theatre, art, video production, and media over almost 3 decades, from formal education through to professional environments, continually backed by self-teaching in my spare time, learning cross-discipline story-telling and story-analysis talents which lend themselves easily to everything from reading an image through to deconstructing user pathways and describing an application's ideal user experience.
I would describe the art which interests me the most, in almost all disciplines, as that which is minimalistic and abstract, and I have a love for conversation pieces with seemingly rough edges which call out to and engage readers as the beginning of a story.
whether a product is a static printed image, a live theatrical production, a pre-recorded video, a desktop background, or a piece of interactive software - the user's actions and reactions are the art.
daily user of Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe CS tools
daily user of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server
functional knowledge of Visual C#, Java, HTML, XAML, Python, and various other languages
visual and functional quality control
application and website wireframing and design analysis
photography and darkroom experience