About Me


Photo of Marc Carson 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.

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’re in the right place to view my other works—drawings, computer illustrations, 3D animation, and more.

Interests

2D Computer Graphics

Everything from game graphics to icons and strange pictures of Mars.

3D Computer Graphics

If you live near me (Mendocino County, California), you might have noticed the computer model of a bass guitar that I made for the 2006 and 2007 Sundays in the Park advertising campaign.

I also like making 3D textures and materials. I have released over 150 of them to the public.

Music

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.

Drawing

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.

Computer programming

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).

Web design

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.

Web development

I’ve built a few web apps from scratch, but I’m relatively new to it so I have a lot to learn still. I enjoy the ProcessWire content management framework, as well as the Textpattern CMS.

Japanese Language

It just so happens that I can speak some Japanese. You’ll occasionally see some of it in my drawings.

Writing

I do writing here in my Notebook and in some other places online like Twitter.

Sports

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.

Family

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.