Twenty-Seventeen

I’ve been on vacation for nearly three weeks now… though this time is approaching an end, it’s been a great reflective experience for me. If you are able to take a few weeks off from your regular job like this – I highly recommend you do so. Anyhow, I don’t have much to say in reflection of the past year. It was very busy for me – which is both good and bad. I published the first major book on Animate CC with Peachpit (with a focus on the ACA objectives), a bunch of Animate CC courses for Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight,

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Not a Retrospective

It has a been such a busy year for me. While I got a ton of things accomplished – I also had to place other items aside… and I hate that.  I’m pretty worn out and in real need for some down time. I have 2 simple goals for 2016: Take time for my own projects. Take time for my own self. The years go by too quickly – and if I blink… an entire month can be lost. That is frightening. Does this mean I won’t be doing any work in 2016? No. It just means that I am

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Closing out Twenty-Fourteen

2014 has been a good year for me. A number of personal goals were achieved… and things have never been better, professionally. My Lynda.com course, HTML5 Game Development with Phaser, has closed off the year with 5000+ viewers since it was published in August. I am thrilled with the activity on this course as it is a lot more popular that previous publications with them. My work with other partners like Adobe and Peachpit continues to be a source of solid, rewarding work and I plan to continue along with them and other time-tested clients. I continue to provide education

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Shivervein. An Ending.

I’ve been creating music under the name of An Early Morning Letter, Displaced since 1999. 2 full length albums, 3 ep albums, and a variety of compilation and remix work stretching all the way to 2013. Back in 2012, I decided I needed to break from this and do something fresh. Shivervein was born from these ideas as a project separate from An Early Morning Letter, Displaced… not weighed down by any of the restrictions and expectations I had placed around it I’m a vastly different person from the one who created An Early Morning Letter, Displaced so many years

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Adobe Education Leader for 2014/2015 Term

Happily surprised this morning to receive news that Adobe has renewed my term as an Adobe Education Leader for another two years. I’ve gained so much from being a part of this program; providing feedback to Adobe, working with industry leaders, networking with other great AELs from both higher ed and k-12, publishing and consulting opportunities, speaking gigs, and much more… very happy to remain part of this great group of people!

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Twenty-Thirteen. End.

Going to keep this short this year. Here comes. Technology Lots of work with both Flash Platform and web standards technologies. A lot more Flash Professional work than expected and Edge Animate is maturing in a lot of areas – great to see! Video streaming on the web is still a freakin’ mess though. Publishing New relationship with Lynda.com, continuing to work with Peachpit, Adobe, and others… Hoping this all continues into 2014! Business Best year ever. The most striking part? Almost all of the money I’ve made has derived from Flash-related ventures. Not. Dead. Yet. Community New year wishes

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Looking back at 2011… and ahead to 2012…

Twenty-Eleven was a stand out year for me. In my professional life, I had three books published in addition to co-authoring a DVD workshop along with two smaller video courses. Considering I’ve never had my writing or video recordings published before this- it’s a pretty big deal for me. Working with Packt, O’Reilly, Adobe Press/Peachpit, and video2brain was an interesting experience. There are definite differences between how each publisher operates and the methods of communication that occur during the different phases of writing, recording, and publication. It’s been enlightening. I was fortunate enough to also speak at some great conferences:

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