I guess introductions are in order, my name is Justin DeBlois. Originally, I am from Newport (wait for it) Oregon but I came down to Southern California to go to college at the University of California Irvine.
I first started as a Computer Game Science major but a year later found out that I was less interested in the programming aspects and more interested in the art and design.
Long story short, I graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art (and a minor in Human Computer Interaction) while working for Von Sands Creative as a production artist for two years.
At Von Sands Creative I grew more and more interested not only in design and ideation techniques but also the ways people interacted with the designs we created. Check some of them out at Von Sands Creative.
After graduation (which was June of this year), I have been devouring books and any resources I can find on both brand and UX design.
In the future, I want to build my own studio that is aimed at assisting local businesses develop and maintain brands that have profound effects on their communities.