My formal education is in architecture and marketing. During my career I’ve done everything from graphic to industrial design. Seven years ago I was crazy enough to start my own creative agency and fortunate to have partnered since with some amazing people. When asked what I do for a living I am most proud to say I am a designer.
I choose to use free-and-open-source software, and to contribute by whatever means I can, because I see it as a way to create opportunities for people–especially for people with fewer choices in life than I have. It has also allowed me to reclaim a lot of lost freedom and pleasure in using technology.
It has been a great honor for me as I’ve become increasingly involved over the last couple years to associate with the people of the free software movement. You are a strange lot ;), but as a whole some of the most generous, resourceful, and creative people I know. I’m glad to know you.