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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Interaction Designer / Web Developer
  • Dropped out of art school
  • From Phoenix, AZ
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To tell stories and figure out how to use what I'm good at to make the world feel less lonely. Want to create an epic full motion video queer adventure game. Someday.

ABOUT ME

I'm stiflingly apologetic and self-aware, looking to create art and meaningful community as I wade through my fleeting "taut years."

PHILOSOPHY

Trying to keep it real by being really open, present, and transparent.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'm super new!

Interests

Interaction design, adventure games, web development, monologues and performance art, indie pop music, and "getting real" with people.

  • arts
  • performing arts
  • design
  • thrifting
  • music
  • indie pop

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite bands: Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Former Ghosts, The Microphones / Mount Eerie, The Blow, Anna Oxygen, Los Campesinos, Bang Gang, Placebo, Kate Bush, Babyland, Vår, Tori Amos, This Will Destroy You, The Dead Science, Concrete Blonde, Thee More Shallows, Jason Anderson, Zola Jesus, Extra Life, Perfume Genius, The Jim Yoshi Pile Up, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Two Ton Boa, lots more...

Movies: Thelma and Louise, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Teeth, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Mysterious Skin, Nowhere, La Vie En Rose, anything Found Footage or Everything is Terrible, SO MANY MORE.

Games: Sam and Max, Broken Sword, King's Quest, Little Inferno (I could talk for hours about Little Inferno), Catherine, Psychonauts, Myst Series, Brütal Legend, Syberia.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived in San Francisco and Chicago, worked for IDEO and co-founded bureauoftrade.com, an online thrift store / comedy site.

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