Hi, my name is Marc Carson. I run a business called Marc Carson Web Design where I build websites and write code most of the day. I also do some illustration work on the side. In the past I have worked as an art teacher, graphic designer (print and video), musician, and computer network technician. There’s usually some blend of creativity and technology in whatever I’m doing.
I currently live in:
Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fukui City, Japan
Yokkaichi City, Japan
Toyohashi City, Japan
If you want to get in touch, feel free to email me: baggageclaim [a t] friendlyskies.net
If you want to check out my web design work, or contact me about a web project, please visit marccarson.com. Otherwise, you can browse around this place to view my other works—drawings, computer illustrations, 3D animation, yada yada.
I also like making 3D textures and materials. I have released over 150 of them to the public.
I am always doin’ stuff with music. I have a bunch of little doodles and sketches that I post from time to time. Sometimes I am daring enough to add my own vocals.
I’ve used tracker software for making music since 1993, and DAWs like Propellerheads’ Reason since 2001. Right now I use Renoise most of the time. I used to be a freelance musician, and I made a lot of music for websites and interactive CD-ROM titles.
When I’m messing around with computers I usually try to get them to do music-related things. Like, play Led Zeppelin.
I draw and post a lot of my drawings on Flickr and Facebook, though you are more likely to have access to the former (I’ll have to fix that). I also have some drawings here on the site.
I do a lot of programming for work, mostly in PHP and some in Python. A lot of my hobby programming is in C, Python, or Processing (simple Java).
For work I really love using new web tech and surprising my clients with cool website features and other fun stuff that’s actually useful.
It just so happens that I can speak some Japanese. You’ll occasionally see some of it in my drawings.
I do writing here in my Notebook and in some other places online like Twitter.
I love a good bike ride. I often play Pickleball on the weekends, too. I like Pickleball because it’s easy to pick up and challenging even if you’re playing against someone with a different skill level.
I have two little boys who giggle and hit each other with heavy objects, and a little girl who is quickly becoming wise to the little boys.
I have a wife who is a great writer and is always cooking up something amazing.
We have two cats who are OK sharing a lap, and enjoy staring at neighborhood goings-on.