Growing up in an environment that frowns upon self-expression, I was forced to teach myself everything I know about design and development.
My interest started when I was around fourteen years old, in the basement of our family home, tucked away in a quiet suburb of Massachusetts.
I scoured the internet for Photoshop tutorials. I downloaded websites to my computer so that I could play around with the source code — moving things here and there to see how it would affect the output. The computer gave my parents the illusion that I was doing school work.
I began to take on small freelance jobs for local businesses when I was sixteen. I used the extra money to upgrade my computer and buy books to expand my knowledge.
After I graduated from high school, I quickly got my first full-time position as a graphic designer. Twelve years later, I’ve worn many hats: web designer, front-end developer, back-end developer, user experience designer, creative director… but one thing remained:
My passion to create and my determination to learn what makes things tick.