Professional graphic designer in industry since 1996. Former Christian of 13 years, former Deacon, worked in Christian music industry.... Thank God I left all that in 1998. Current status - Witchcraft meets Jim Henson with hints of Unitarian.
God/Theology, sexuality, art, music, cats, Japanese food, toy collecting...... sounds cool to me.
1992-1996 worked in Christian music industry
1. Guitarist/vocalist for a death metal band Matthias (unsigned)
2. Deacon for a church in Pheonix Arizona (wasn't interested in a "title", but found out that my title was due to a new member asking the Pastor what different individual's jobs were)
3. Was auditioning through demo tapes requested by Jeff Fenholt (of Jesus Christ Superstar) for a band that he was putting together. At that point it was being controlled by himself and Rick Wakeman (keyboardist of Yes). After a year I was told by Jeff that I was on hold as second guitarist or bassist due to Craig Goldie (of Guiffira and Dio) getting lead position (which is totally understandable due to his ability). Rick dropped out of the project by Jeff saying to me that Rick stated he was too "flakey". Without Rick in the project, which was a progressive metal rock opera, the record label lost total interest.
4. Worked as a sound tech in the Christian music scene in Phoenix for independent bands such as MxPx, Scapegoat, Stavesachre, Deliverance, Mortification, Plankeye, Star Flyer 69
5. Resigned position as "Deacon" due to not believing in direction of the church further (in 1998 I left Christianity for the path of Witchcraft).
Graphics: Have been working heavily in the publishing side of design since 1996. I have spent over 4 years working in Financial printing for high profile clients, spent two years working as an Art Director for a small publising company, one year as a typesetter for three newspapers, digital pre-press, yellow pages (out west), as well as freelance work in Alaska.
Movies: Amelie, Last Temptation of Christ, Twin Falls Idaho, Death to Smoochy, Ginger Snaps (all of the movies), Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, Ghost World, Nightmare Before Christmas, Punch Drunk Love, Free Enterprise, Queen of the Damned, Bride with White Hair, Big Trouble in Little China, Last Unicorn, Fight Club, Heavenly Creatures, Legend, Company of Wolves, Pumpkin, Princess Mononoke, Pom Poko, Josie and the Pussycats, Hellboy, One Hour Photo, Moulin Rouge, Phantom of the Paradise
Music: PAUL WILLIAMS, JON OLIVIA, PAUL ONEIL, Alison Krauss, Crash Test Dummies, Savatage, Nightwish, Concrete Blonde, Helloween, Sarah Mclachlan, Cradle of Filth, Blind Guardian, Tangerine Dream, Yes, Kitaro, Cirque, In Flames, Soilwork, Dark Moor, Carcass, Sisters of Mercy, HIM, the 69 Eyes, Vanessa Carlton, Michelle Branch, Children of Bodom, Jan Ardenn, Tori Amos, Within Temptation
Toy Collection Favs: Living Dead Dolls, Beast Wars, Space Battleship Yamato, Mobile Action Command, Nightmare Before Christmas, Macross, Simpsons, James and the Giant Peach, Micronauts, Battlestar Galatica, Transformers, GI Joe (3 3/4)
Artist/Creators: Jim Henson, Hayao Miyazaki, Frank Frazetta, Michale Kaluta, Charles Vess, Brian & Wendy Froud, Clamp
Interests/busy time: Photoshop, Quark, customized Living Dead Dolls, shopping, Japanese food, cats, feeding birds
"Naughty" things: Goth porn, Kiki Daire, Audrey Hollander, Joanna Angel, Gia Jordan, Japanese porn ...... gee wizz, why do I feel weird even typing that word?
If nothing else I am a study in the most odd of contrasts.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR THOSE WHO MAY WANT TO ADD ME TO THEIR FRIENDS LIST: I tend to post a large amount of pictures. I don't put things behind a "LJ" cutt as a rule. Be warned, lots of photos, but if you're into similar things you may find some neat things I think.