Technology is empowering. It can free us from the constraints of our feeble brain's ability to compute and multitask. It can allow us to create and think unrestrained by the laws of nature. It relieves us of the need to do repetetive tasks so we can be left to doing the work that humans are supposed to do, the work that requires thinking.
Despite all this wonderful potential, we often find ourselves struggling against it. The very technology that was supposed to make us faster, more efficient, more creative, and empower us is getting in the way and slowing us down. Technology should be helpful, it's not supposed to get in the way.
I take incredible pride in my work and I always deliver a polished, professional product. I'm the guy who takes a little bit of extra time to make sure there are no rough edges in any part of a layout. I'm the one who neatly bundles all the excess cabling behind your tv and ties it off with velcro. I get the job done right every time.
While you're here, you should check out Spaceoff, my new game. I hacked it together in a few hours one day then I spent about a weekend fine tuning the visuals, gameplay, and UI. There are still more updates I'm planning, but it's ready (and loads of fun) to play right now.
As an Eagle scout, as my troop's Senior Patrol Leader, as technology teacher, and as an Ashes editor, strong leadership is an integral part of my everyday life.
I love photography. I know my way around a camera and I can take excellent photos. I don't do studio work (mostly because I don't have a studio) but I can do events and photoshoots. Check out my personal photography collection at 500px.com/chuckdriesThe New Cool by Chuck Dries on 500px
Need a poster for an upcoming event? Maybe you need a few flyers and a brochure for a presentation. I've been designing clean, nice looking material for print and the screen for years. From business cards to 50' posters, if you need it done I can do it.
I offer a wide range of services. I can help you out with basically anything on your computer you could possibly need help with.
If you're looking for references, please contact me directly and I'll be happy to provide them. I'm not going to list my previous employers' contact information directly on my public website out of respect for their privacy.
March 2014 - Now
August 2011 - Now
I've been involved with Firebird Robotics since my Freshman year. As the director of media and marketing, I am responsible for all promotional materials that we produce. I oversee or directly create everything from a very nice looking website and videos (including our annual FRC Chairman's award submission) to flyers, banners, and our team t-shirts.
I work with a very small and focused group of two other people to come up with unique IP and clever marketing campaigns. I generally write all the website code and handle the technical production of any given material. One of my teammembers and a fellow Ashes editor handles most of the photography and editing copy. My team also works directly with the club president to handle award submissions and getting sponsors.
Summer of 2010 - Now
Summer of 2013
2014 School Year
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