Are you really from Spain?
Born and raised.
How is that important?
Why the name, then?
It’s really just a dumb joke. Ever since I moved to the US the ‘Spain thing’ ends up surfacing sooner or later. After all, I am a transplant and this is one of my circumstances. Just as circumstantial as any other transplant descriptor: a dude that grew up in the east coast or maybe just some lady that moved from Alaska to Iowa for work reasons.
The corporate world, so hell-bent on being completely devoid of any kind of bias that it ends up surfacing a considerable amount, is what finally gave me the coup de grâce. A few years ago I was walking down the corridor of this company I used to work for, and I bumped into one of the executives who proceeded to tell me about how one of the big kahunas at an earlier meeting had referred to me as “that guy from Spain”. We both found it quite amusing but he gracefully refused to disclose the identity of the big cheese in question. On that day, however, a domain name was born.
Mind you, I have no pretense whatsoever of representing the country, the culture or even a fraction of the population of Spain. I am A GUY from Spain not THE MAN from Spain (read the Disclaimers section for more abject denial of responsibility in this regard) and, although I love my country dearly, I am quite comfortable with, very proud and extremely respectful of its diversity and uniqueness. Although I owe it much, I am not it.
Note: if you wish to express your disapproval over any of this, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be attended in the order it was received.
So what’s this Blog about?
This blog is where i share things that make me tick, or just vent. To quote from my twitter bio, succinctly squeezed into 140 characters, I’m a:
“ 1st generation digital communicator from Spain, living in the US. Interested in cultural ID; the arts; history demythified; tribe; technology and dissent…”
…in a nutshell.
You say you design for a living, do you show any work here?
Some, mostly things that I do for myself or for no pay.
If it’s professional stuff, I usually leave it for my online portfolio.
Where’s your online portfolio?