Hey, my name is Eddie Barkman. I'm a keyboard artist ⌨🎨.
Professionally, I am a multimedia artist and graphic designer. I have an Associates Degree in Graphic Communication and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design(focus on Interactive Multimedia).
Unprofessionally, I am a geek of all sorts and a hobbyist of anything creative and fun. I love games! I started young with a Super Nintendo and a Gameboy.
Hobby-wise, I started playing violin back in fourth grade but moved onto piano later on. These days I play both piano and guitar (how well it sounds though depends on who's listening.) I also really enjoy drawing characters (If you check out my portfolio, I have a ton!).
I have experience working in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. I also have an understanding of the C.R.A.P. design principals.
Animating a logo, bringing a character to life, or editing footage. I've always loved the process of telling a story through motion graphics. I work with software like Adobe After Effects, Flash and Premiere to bring my ideas to life. I've also begun working on learning Cinema 4D to bring a new dimension to my ideas.
I still very much prefer starting with a pencil and paper when drawing. However I've learned that using a computer tablet isn't so bad. Starting by hand and finishing drawings in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop is also a fun way to mix the mediums together.
What can I really say about Virtual Reality. It and it's counterpart Augmented Reality are amazing new mediums that are just getting started. You can view a few of my examples in my portfolio below. VR and AR are really exciting right now because they are breaking into smartphones with the ability to work through the web browser or native apps.
As much as I love coding a website from the ground up, Wordpress and other content management systems will always be an integral part of web development. They make it easy for users to create and edit content as well as provide built-in functionality that would take a lot of work creating from scratch. I've got experience working with the backend of Wordpress themes as well as the frontend.