A few things that helped shape who I am today.
I was born on my mother’s 30th birthday. What are the odds?
Growing up, my parents involved me in a lot of organized sports. I played a little of everything, but got a heavy dose of soccer and hockey.
Early 90’s rock. NY Rangers win The Stanley Cup. Street Fighter II. The early 90’s were my favorite moment in pop culture.
I attended Marist College in NY. I began in Computer Science, but after a year of software programming I changed majors to graphics and design. I graduated in four years despite the switch.
I discovered CSS Zen Garden and taught myself advanced CSS. I started working more off hours and my job started to become a hobby.
I met a girl. One that makes me a better person and whom I consider my intellectual superior. Sara and I began dating.
Sara and I moved to Arizona and earned post-grad degrees. I (finally) learned to question tradition and everything in my life started falling into place.
I continued to grow as a designer / developer hybrid, but also got pretty good at designing and coding HTML emails. I also began tinkering with website performance.
After three years in Arizona, Sara and I moved back to New Jersey, bought a house, and tied the knot. My best friend is now my partner for life.
I landed my current job as a designer at Canfield Scientific, a biotechnology & pharmaceutical company in New Jersey. I spend my days building web products in an industry that sorely needs thoughtful design.
Our first child, Sebastian, arrives! We’re still getting the hang of the whole parenting thing…
I wrote more, tweeted less, did a bit of open source, and got a little speaking experience (other than wedding speeches).
Wren, our second child, arrives just before year's end. What have we gotten ourselves into?