Hello! My name is Robin, and I'm a digital artist, musician, writer, and graphic and web designer currently residing in Houston, Texas. I currently live with my awesome mom (and my most enthusiastic fan) Cindy and my noisy (but adorable) poodle Bennett.
From a young age, I've had a fascination with both art and technology. As soon as I was able to hold a crayon, I was drawing nonstop until I graduated from high school, spending years doodling in spiral notebooks, on the pages of my planner, and all over my homework folders. I have a heavy box full of old sketchbooks, sketchpads, looseleaf paper, and work sheets littered with an endless parade of comics and characters.
Any time that wasn't spent drawing was spent either playing video games, watching cartoons, or enjoying the new, quickly-evolving playground known as the World Wide Web. I was fascinated by Flash games and videos, and my addiction to the classic digital pet-raising site Neopets spurred me to learn about HTML. From there I experimented with all kinds of coding: small Geocities sites dedicated to my favorite cartoons, custom themes for my whiny and teenage-angst filled blog on Xanga, designing helpful game tutorials on Pet Pages, and attempting to create my own online home for my writing projects. I kept coding and drawing here and there, but these were merely hobbies that I didn't see as actual career choices, since I never really put a serious mindset on learning the basics of web or graphic design.
Until about twelve years later, that is.
I decided that if I was going to cement my place in the beloved Net that I grew up using, I was going to do it right. After spending a few years designing merchandise for TeePublic and Redbubble while trying to navigate the stormy seas of social media marketing, I decided to take courses at Lone Star College. I made some wonderful friends, learned the ropes of style guides, contracts, and pricing, and finally got to sit down and actually focus on learning how to code correctly.
Now I make a living doing freelance design work and drawing clowns. No jokes here - I literally freelance for an independent fashion brand featuring clowns. You really never know who you'll meet online, and you never know where your next big opportunity lies.
If you've somehow ended up here, I could be the artist you've been looking for. Why not contact me and find out?