Rick and his cousin Paula at the Indiana State Fair in August of 2001

Rick and his cousin Paula at the Indiana State Fair in August of 2001


The Year was 2001

In 2001, I was at a turning point in my life. I took a class in Introduction to Web Design with Jennifer Stewart. I orginally took the class as an elective for my art education degree. I had a choice between food and nutrition or this class. I chose this class as I felt it was more appealing. Little did I know I was about to enter the world of Computer Science. I started developing my first website in this class. This is how this website first started. I had been playing around with html before, but not like this. In this class we were learning how to develop a website from scratch using our html skills. My teacher really loved my artwork. She said you are one of the few students I have had that has an art ability and also can think logically about code. You must have a right and left brain. Most people have one or the other. Thats when it hit me that I really enjoy working with html, plus I could be creative in my web design. I decided then this is what I want to do for a living.