SO WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?

"I DRINK AND I KNOW THINGS"

- Tyrion Lannister
Game of Thrones



THE BACK STORY

So, sometime in the not so distant past, I decided that I had my fill of, how shall I say, garden variety technological problems. I had been an Information Systems Manager/Director for going on 16 years. This is not to say there wasn't design and development going on during that time but it was intermingled with user issues and network maintenance. Phone switches, servers, ground floor software, interfaces etc. etc. I grew tired of that, and subconsciously but semi-gracefully bowed out. This is not to say that the fulfillment I felt by escalating the company through my contributions to technology, development and design should be discarded, it was just time to move on. I know we all have to eat, but it became apparent to me of the cost both mentally and physically. I only learned to fix computers because I had to. There were no computer shops when I was 13 (now 42) so it was a necessity. I know how to do it, I just don't want to in that capacity. That happened. I decided to devote my efforts in a fashion that more suited passions. My passion has always been the arts, design and development. I'm a graphic designer, painter, a singer, a guitarist, a crappy piano player, poet, writer, recreational game designer and I'll give you a tattoo if you're brave. These are the things I love. I believe that ultimately pursuit of something you're capable of and love overrides material gain.

FLASH FORWARD

Bringing my 25 years of professional Graphic Design, Web Development and Branding Services to the table,I decided to try another approach. I deduced the elements that actually cause a creativity void in people. The most destructive being the lack of uninterrupted time. You can't ask a painter to "Paint me something great right now". Arts and development don't work like that. Likewise when creativity is interrupted by a non-linear question or comment, the train kinda derails and creatively speaking you're back to square one. As Jason Freid so eloquently put it the problem is the "M&Ms" (managers and meetings).
So I consciously or subconsciously made the decision to start After Orange (my third business venture) to put my "creative chi" back in alignment. Digital design has always fascinated me, and making beautiful things out of 1's&0's that make life easier and more profitable for everyone is a win win.
OK. that's what it's about.




MY VISION IS
that through continued advancements in all aspects of technology that the whole world can become closer to the artistic and talented beings we really are and through this connection, realize our goals.


MY GOAL IS
to take the clients vision and through experienced and gentle guidance, help them achieve what they’ve imagined for their business identity and for their abundance.

MY MISSION IS
to embrace the challenges offered with every creative opportunity, assist as I am able, and according to my skills meet my goals and understand the client’s vision and purpose to provide a mutually beneficial solution towards these objectives.

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