Hi everyone! My name is Robert and I am the former Director of Prints here at deviantArt.
Background: I have over a decade of experience in a variety of areas including business (executive level), game design and development (I've done everything but code), large format digital printing, and some other stuff I can't talk about that requires security clearance. I also ran a digital print shop for a while, so I know my way around both digital and standard printing.
I authored a book about MMORPGs. Please buy a copy, I need money to buy a magical liopleurodon. The book is titled MMO Evolution and is available at LuLu.com and on Amazon.com.
Personal: Oh, so many things. Here is the short list:
• Reading! I read everything! I also like really old books.
• Photography. Not as good as I like, but I love it all the same. I really need to find some models to work with. My gallery needs work!
• Kyudo: Ancient art of Japanese Archery. You should be impressed.
• Digital Art. Well I like art in general, but digital art, especially fractals, give me a nice buzz.
• Anime. SUBBED, never ever dubbed. Anime is good for you. Watch some.
• Saxophone. I play alto, tenor, and baritone. I prefer Tenor.
• Fencing. Yes, I fence competitively and I am a member of the USFA. I fence epee and foil. Real sword fighting, not that boffo crap the SCA geeks play around with.
• Travel! I've been to about 15 countries.
• I have a rescued lab named Sydney.
• I can't stand people that don't know how to drive, or use "their", "there", and "they're" inappropriately. Deal with it.
• I am learning to play GO. Very cool stuff.
Other random stuff:
My first job in the game industry was as a "multimedia engineer". I was given Deluxe Paint (no manuals!), and 3D Studio (R1!) and told to figure them out haha. I did, and then hired and trained the entire art staff. When I was done, they put me in charge of the sound department, and I sorta had to do the same thing. Note: This was back in uh, '91 or '92. Old school!
I know a LOT about business, technology, and running small to medium sized companies. I am also an industry expert on MMO games (design, development, production, operations, and administration).
I am an INFJ, I hate mayonnaise, I read all my mail (even if I don't have time to respond), I have a great sense of humor, and I will do what I can to make the DA prints program as great as it possibly can be. Which is going to be pretty damn impressive once we get Prints II fully launched.
Current Residence: Raleigh, North Carolina
Print preference: Canvas
Favourite genre of music: House, Trance, Electronica, Taiko, Jazz, Dubstep, whatever...
Operating System: XP XO ;| *<8+)
MP3 player of choice: WinAmp. The Llama rocks.
Shell of choice: Conch.
Wallpaper of choice: I prefer to just paint my walls. In pretty colors.
Skin of choice: Healthy, somewhat tanned. Nubile.
Favourite cartoon character: Toss up: The Monarch and Dr. Orpheus!
Personal Quote: "Kneel before Zod!" and "Bring me my blue windbreaker!"