I’m not so great at writing about myself, so here are some bullet points:

  • I use both a Windows desktop (Windows 10!) and a mid-2012 Macbook Pro (Mac OS Sierra!). I don’t really prefer one over the other, and not sure why people keep pushing Macs to artsy people. I grew up with a Windows computer, so I tend to feel more at home with it, but Mac OS has a lot of quirks that I like (Spaces, the dock, the UNIX-based environment) and actually prefer more as a developer. Use what works best for YOU.
  • I’m an ex-Windows Phone user (Lumia 735), currently using an iPhone 8 Plus. If Microsoft had actually decide to develop it further, I would’ve stuck with Windows Phone, since I was already used to the OS. Android wasn’t that hard to learn for me (though since I never used an activated Android phone, I never used it for things like calls, SMS and email, iPhone was more familiar to me since I already have an iPad and iPod Touch.
  • I was born in Santa Monica and grew up in Ventura County.
  • I’ve been drawing since I was little (a lot of horses, and guinea pigs. But mostly guinea pigs).
  • I’ve had guinea pigs since I was eight. About 10 years ago, I learned that there is a LOT more to having guinea pigs than having a little starter cage from the pet store, a bowl of pellets and lettuce or an entire carrot a day. Oh yes, a LOOOT more.
  • …and then volunteering at the local animal shelter with the bunny group has taught me a lot about bunnies (not a bunny slave though….yet?).
  • I also foster short-term for several guinea pig rescues in Southern CA.
  • Fostering and volunteering for homeless animals at a shelter that is more often than not overcrowded* has made me a big proponent of adopting over breeding/buying from a pet store. If you’re looking for a particular breed of dog, there are breed-specific rescues. Also a reputable rescue will insure that you’re bringing home a healthy pet.
    *Our shelter is no-kill! Unfortunately, a big reason why it’s so full.
  • When I got into high school, I got into building websites. It first started with Yahoo’s drag-and-drop Pagebuilder editor on Geocities, and when I desired more control and precision over the appearance of my page, I took up HTML and then CSS. The rest is history.
  • I hold in my hot little hand a Bachelor of Arts from CSU Channel Islands.
  • I am relearning Spanish. I took it in college for a semester about 9 years ago, but did not pass the first time, so had to take it again. This time, I’m using Duolingo¬†along with their flash cards app, Tiny Cards. People ask me “why Spanish?” Well, I don’t think I’ll run into a situation where I might need it, though you never know. Mostly because the US is a multicultural nation and I think everyone here should know at least one other language (Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, etc). (I did take a semester of Japanese in high school, and it was a nightmare. D: As a native English speaker, I think Spanish will be easier for me, with both languages being from the same language family.)