Who I Am
I am curious. Every time I am mind-blown or come across something I really like, I go figure out why and how it works. I usually figure it out—other times, I leave it alone so it doesn't lose it's magic.
I am simple. I tend to simplify things, a lot. Sometimes that's a good thing—sometimes, not so much. I believe there should always be a balance to how things work.
I am human. I make many mistakes. I learn from those mistakes to get better and improve myself and the work I do.
What I Do
I create. That's the simplified version. I make music for films, podcasts, and games. I lean more on the cinematic side of music however I have made music in a variety of genres. On top of that, I have recorded and mixed music for bands and audio for podcasts. Recently, I started making some icons for MacOS apps, this website, and am currently learning to code in Swift.
Where You can Find Me
This website is my tiny corner on the internet, but you can also find me almost everywhere else. I have Twitter and have been trying to figure out how Mastodon works so, as of now, you can very easily send me a DM on Twitter. Alternatively, my email is wide open and it's what I check everyday. You can find all my links at the bottom of this page.
Why I Do the Things I Do
Curiosity. Its as simple as that.
When I Did Things
If you're interested, I made this simplified timeline of my life so far so you can see how I got to where I am today.
I was born in California on November.
I joined Concert Band during 5th grade. I cycled through a few instruments and ended up playing flute.
This was the year I got my first iPod. It was the iPod Touch 5th Gen and this is what I would later learn to be the thing that kickstarted my love and passion for UI/UX design. It was running iOS 6 and I very clearly remember the day iOS 7 came out.
During 8th Grade, I switched instruments to Bassoon. This would end up being a challenge as I was not at all prepared to take on reeded instruments, much less a double-reeded instrument.
9th Grade would see me switching to Alto Sax and later on Bari Sax. During this year, I got Pixelmator and made my first logo as well as a lot of other graphic related items on my iPod. This was my gateway into the world of graphic design.
During my time in 10th Grade, the school band got a new teacher which would later become one of my greatest influences for pursing music. I joined Marching Band and more importantly, Jazz Band. This was also the year I started playing Bass. On top of all of that, this was the year I watched Man of Steel and it was that movie's soundtrack which piqued my interest in film scores and their composers.
After watching a video on how other people make music, I discovered and bought Ableton Live 9 on December 24. This would be my foray into music production.
The band would have yet another new teacher and it was here when I started to understand how music works. During this same year, I took a computer science class and was introduced to HTML and CSS. Needless to say, it got me curious about coding.
I released my first ever EP into the world and had a taste of what releasing music feels like. I had made the album artwork and all the graphics with Affinity Designer.
I graduated High School and went to Academy of Art University to go study music. During this time, I started to get more into recording other people and producing music for myself. I learned a lot about audio-engineering this year. Also, It was this year when I made my first personal website and started learning about Web Design on the side.
Realizing AAU was not it, I transferred to Full Sail University. I instantly felt at home. This year brought a lot of amazing projects along with it ranging from recording a band to shooting music videos and meeting new friends along the way.
For a homework assignment, I scored an advertisement and this would lead me to realize how fun scoring music to picture can be. During this time, I was experimenting with creating websites and I did a complete redesign of my website.
As my final assignment, I scored two short films with entirely different genres being both fantasy and action. I graduated from Full Sail University as a Salutatorian with an Advanced Achievement Award. This was proof to me that I can do anything I set my mind to.
In an effort to continue learning, I decided I would finally dedicate some time to learn how to code and release my very own app. Little did I know how much work actually goes behind the scenes behind every app ever released. Whilst this is going on, I decided to improve my skills in graphic design by making MacOS icons.