🧑🏻💻 A Little About "Work Me"
Currently working as a Design Engineer for Apple!
Hello 👋🏻 I'm Thomas, a seasoned full-stack designer based in the picturesque state of Washington🌲. My career journey down the creative path kicked off straight after high school, where I immersed myself in fine arts and earned my Associate's Degree specializing in Acrylic Painting. Quickly coming to terms with the fact that it is not easy to build and support a family as a starving painter... we picked up and moved to Denver, Colorado so that I could study Graphic and Web Design at the Art Institute of Colorado. There, I learned the fundamentals of design, color theory, layout, typography, and more. This became a solid foundation for what was to become a lifelong obesession with crafting pixels.
This whole early-life experience helped to lay the groundwork for my true passion: user experience and product design. Fast forward to today, and I now have extensive hands-on experience in areas like user research, usability testing, and design systems. I've had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of companies, from Fortune 500s to startups, and across various industries like apparel, healthcare, banking, and technology, to name a few.
🧑🎨 A Little About "Other Me"
Outside of work, I'm a proud father of two wonderful girls who keep my life balanced and full of meaning. I cherish every free moment I get to spend with them. Time has moved them from the little girl stage... to amazing women that I am truly proud of each and every day.
When I'm not in the kitchen or spending time with my family, you might find me at a Texas Hold'em table in Vegas or cheering for the Broncos or Seahawks with my face fully painted. I am also deeply fascinating with LLM, AI, and how the world will continue to evolve in my lifetime with this mind-bending technology. Learning.
Travel is another passion of mine; it offers a fresh perspective and fuels my creativity. I've been fortunate enough to visit some amazing places around the world, and I'm always looking forward to the next adventure 🏖️
📼 Occasionally... I Make Stuff on YouTube
Thomas is truly a worker that loves his craft. I've seen him work harder than those hungry first year career employees, despite the fact that he has nothing to prove. I would highly recommend him in any role knowing fully that he will rise to the occasion, and enjoy every moment of it.
~ Cody Palmer - Senior Developer - Lending Home
📷 Everything Can Be a Photo... Art is Everywhere!
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