Consumer technology has always fascinated me—especially the internet. I believe we're at the tip of the iceberg in terms of the benefits the internet can provide for humanity. I'm always willing to test out the next best thing, with 400+ online accounts and 350+ apps on my iPhone to prove it (the emergence of password managers has been life-changing!).
I’ve worked at an internet startup, freelanced in website and product/service design, and I now work at a software company in Raleigh, North Carolina. I’m devoted to great user experiences as a consumer and a producer.
I go places—literally. Much of my exposure to the world began during a study abroad experience. See where I've been so far on my travel page.
Northwest Ohio origins.
From Flag City, USA (Findlay, Ohio), now living in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"Who are you?"
"What do you want?"
I want to balance my consumption and production (read my friend, Jay's article on the subject).
Like Jay, I enjoy consuming. I read. I play video games here and there. I research things I'm interested in. I buy useful things that I like. There's no doubt that I'm a consumer.
Currently, my consumption dwarfs my production. My goal is to reduce my consumption on things that don't contribute to my quantity/quality of production, while also increasing my production.
I'm going to produce so that I can improve.
Are you looking to build a website? I can help.
Are you a developer looking to collaborate on new digital products? I'm your biz counterpart.
Ok, you got me... some of those things aren't "hobbies" per se, but are just some things I've done. It's not common for me to jump out of airplanes or off bridges (see insurable), but I did it and thought you might be interested in seeing it. For the most part, I'm willing to try anything once. I'm very happy to have some things checked off the list and likely won't be doing them again.
For my current hobbies, I spend a lot of my free time working on various web design/branding projects. When I'm not doing that, I enjoy traveling with my amazing fiancé (seriously, if you haven't met her you really should... you can see what she's all about at missmelissawilson.com). I'm an avid exerciser/weight lifter and I play in the local men's hockey league. I used to brew beer every so often, but I moved away from my co-homebrewers and I don't have the skills to pull it off myself (yet).
I'm more of a real-world social kind of guy. When I feel that the Internet and other technology can enhance that, I'll make use of various social media tools. I don't post on social media often. I'll make a new post on Instagram from time to time and that's about it. Maybe a Facebook share/like here and there.
Check out my Instagram feed below.