From an early age, I was always drawn to fashion, design, nature and photography. Because of these interests, I surrounded myself with art by studying art history in undergrad and attempting to teach myself design and web applications in my free time. While my professional career has strayed greatly from the arts, I have found that this blog and my Instagram account @ Dontstopjoy have allowed me to pursue these lifelong interests outside of my 9-5 job. I am constantly trying to grow my website by teaching myself photography, photoshop, and reading up on the latest marketing and content creating techniques.
While I know I am not a professional photographer by any means, I like to focus my website content around photos taken specifically by me. That is one particular reason why there might not be many professional photos taken of me on my blog or my Instagram. In the long run, I hope to create a cohesive website while pursuing my personal interests. It is my intention for this website to be a constant work in progress as I discover new interests, design styles, and writing topics. Any feedback, inquiries, and recommendations are welcome!