Philosophile

I am always curious about the world around me.  Having a love of learning is infinitely useful in the field of user-centered design.

Ludiphile

I am a gamer. I love video games (Ludiphile is my own created word). It’s a passion I’ve had since I was 5 years old. Interactive mediums such as video games will be the way of the future sooner than we know.

I started my university education as a Violin major at Texas State University. Every year, we held our annual Sheet Music Festival where students like myself could shop for sheet music such as Dvorak’s “From the New World” or my personal favorite: Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”. My fellow music students were ecstatic.

“It feels like DisneyWorld!” they would say. 

I lacked that excitement. At that moment, I realized my drive and passion for the Violin had a limit. That same day, I talked to my advisor about switching majors. The day after, I enrolled myself into the School of Art & Design.

My very first design class was a Typography class. Our professor suggested in addition to learning the different font families and type jargon, to study upcoming Type Foundries and Typeface trends. I did just that and got gloriously lost in all the beautiful curves and lines of the letterforms. So much so, that I spent $45 (which at the time, felt more like $1000) on my first font love: Thirsty Script. I spent the night experimenting with that typeface on various faux projects. I found my DisneyWorld.

What I admire the most about design is that it’s never concrete, it’s everflowing. I graduated college with a Print background and throughout my career learned Motion Graphics, Digital Painting, and UI/UX design. I’ve had the pleasure of working with the U.S. Army MWR Marketing HQ on a variety of projects including rebranding their annual Operation Rising Star competition to the Army Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign promoting fitness and resilience in every Army garrison around the world. The passion and excitement from that first Typography class drove me to become ever-more persistent for success in my journey as a Designer.  

 

 

 

 

Let’s make something awesome

Email me at embcara@gmail.com

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