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I have been in the graphic and web design field for over fifteen years and have been creating/crafting art since I could hold a crayon. I paint, I draw, I sew, I sculpt, I design, I code. Expression in an important part of my life, regardless of the medium.

I have an appreciation for lines, their weight and their balance. Shapes and people fascinate me, and in my own abstract way I incorporate them into many of my pieces. Light is magical. Nature reigns supreme.

My art and photography has shown in several local venues and galleries around Rochester; my photography featured in both the Democrat & Chronicle and Rochester Magazine.

I am technically adept at many software and hardware platforms, with a knack to quickly learn any new technology. A geek at heart, I love all things tech and all things sci-fi; Among a few nerdy traits- I’m a hardcore gamer (XBOX handle: otakulab) and i can annoyingly recite most lines from LOTR & Starwars. I collect odd things like pre-1900 hard cover books, vintage film cameras, vinyl figures, anime and manga.

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Graphic Design, Print Design, Web Design / Development, eMarketing, Social Media Strategies, Tradeshow & Event Planning, Web Analytic Tools, Brand Awareness, Public Relations, Editorial Calendar Planning

Color Theory and Typography
HTML, ASP, CSS, Java, VBScript
Windows & Mac Platforms
Film Photography: Vintage Cameras

Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Indesign, Imageready, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Bridge, Flash, Quark, Freemind, Frontpage, Word, Excel, Visio, Powerpoint, Access

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I GET ASKED OFTEN HOW I CAME UP WITH THE NAME FOR MY WEBSITE

Let's start with the Otaku (oh-tah-coo) part.

Loosely translated, Otaku (Japanese in origin) means your house; your home - In modern Japanese slang, the term otaku is most often equivalent to "geek".  I added the 'Lab' because I like making things. Put the two together and, VOILA!  You have, 'OtakuLab'.

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