A few months ago, I felt like I had reached a dangerous position with my work. Though I have reached a level that I have become confident of my skills as a interactive designer, the projects I had been taking on had the feeling of becoming repetitive and unchallenging. That is when I decided that I need to throw a wrench into the gears. My knowledge of interactive design and code needed to merge with my long love of artmaking and sound. I had been dabbling with Processing.js for a few months as a way to explore the bridge between the two, and then decided to take the leap to dedicate some serious time to creating an in-depth approach, and hopefully shift my career into developing more creative projects.
As part of this shift, I decided to sign up for Hacker Paradise, a 1-month remote working program that is currently based in Berlin, but that moves around the world at the end of each 4-week period. During this time I will be full-throttle on learning advanced Processing techniques, while also exploring ways to connect digital artwork with physical artmaking techniques. At the end of the period, I will also hope to launch a new studio that will focus on the same. So far I have reached Day 2 of the program and am excited for what the month will bring. For updates on my progress and generated ideas, feel free to follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr.