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**My moniker explanation- it is an old ebay handle I used generally
on many sites, related to my interest in radio tubes.**
I'm a hard-wired optimist with a bit of practicality thrown in.
There is a bit of the teacher in me, and I enjoy explaining
how things work in a clear, approachable manner.
I am a professional Freelance illustrator, and have done work as
diverse as illustrating postage stamps, car engine cutaways,
medical devices, scientific processes and the San Francisco skyline
for a commemorative chocolate bar.
I am fascinated with antique technology. I spend
much of my free time tinkering in my studio, reanimating the voices
of long-silent machines, as well as creating new devices.
I love digging at flea markets. Though I'm a
self-motivated person who feels comfortable with solitude when
working, I also enjoy good company, laughter,
conversation, the local night life, alternative culture events
I was born and raised in the SF bay area by British parents. I
inherited some of their customs, but with a Californian twist. I
lived and worked in the UK during my college years. I have always
felt some fond familiarity with the UK, but the Bay Area is my
I am close to my family. My parents encouraged my artistic skills
from a young age; they both were in creative industry professions.
I learned my profession from my dad. I learned the beauty of old
things from my mom. My grandmother was a dreamer, which I seem to
have inherited. My grandfather was an engineer at UC Rad Labs.
His influence led me into tinkering with old electronics.
What I’m doing with my life
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Running my illustration business from home. Tinkering. Collect
and sell vintage electronic components to make extra funds.
Attending life drawing sessions at UC Berkeley when I can. I
volunteer with the Fix-It Clinic where I put my teaching &
tinker nature to good use, helping folks repair and understand
their devices. I am always pursuing the creative ideas rolling
around in my head.
I’m really good at
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Spatial recognition. Fixing things. Creative thought. Listening
& finding cohesiveness among the diverse, creative perspectives
and talents of others; seeing both sides of the coin. Digging for
urban gold at flea markets and in basements. I make an
outstanding cup of tea, UK style.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My disarming, friendly smile and outgoing nature.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books- Presently I tend to read history and technical articles
focused around vintage electronics, primarily vacuum tube circuits
and design parameters.
Movies- Dr. Strangelove, Harold & Maude, Le Mans, Bullitt, High
Fidelity, Edward Scissorhands, Bladerunner, Fight Club, The Big
Lebowski, Midnight in Paris, just to name a few.
Music- diverse. KFJC is my fave station. Eclectic. Murcof, Waits,
Beats Antique, Kraftwerk, Monk, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Earth Wind
& Fire, Count Basie, Cowboy Junkies, certain
ambient/electronica, Radio Dismuke. I collect LP's, those little
vinyl nuggets of musical history.
Food- Mole Rojo. My kale/carrot/blueberry smoothies. Grilled food.
Indian (Navratan Korma in particular), Thai, Sushi, etc. Honey
mangos. Cadbury's or local dark chocolate. Blend 101. Good Earl
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Barring basic survival needs-
Pens and pencils
Human interaction and intimacy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Our species and it's similarity to others. Pattern recognition.
Biology. Human interaction. What neat things I can make out of
found junk. Shapes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sketching nudes on the UC campus. Catching up with friends over a
drink. As I'm freelance, every night can be Friday or Monday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've had my share of foibles/mistakes/dumb ideas. I usually try to
rectify them ASAP.
You should message me if
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