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Thoughtfully Creative.

I create websites. I design logos and other media. I organize software teams. I publish philosophy. I take professional photos. I play jazz piano. I write poetry. One central question drives it all:

How does one perceive differently?

Dr. Adam Blair. Philosopher. Designer. Dr. Adam Blair. Coder. Artist. Dr. Adam Blair. Scrum Master. Poet. Dr. Adam Blair. Pianist. Writer.  

Dr. Adam Blair. Philosopher. Designer. Dr. Adam Blair. Coder. Artist. Dr. Adam Blair. Scrum Master. Poet. Dr. Adam Blair. Pianist. Writer.  

Dr. Adam Blair. Philosopher. Designer. Dr. Adam Blair. Coder. Artist. Dr. Adam Blair. Scrum Master. Poet. Dr. Adam Blair. Pianist. Writer.  

Dr. Adam Blair. Philosopher. Designer. Dr. Adam Blair. Coder. Artist. Dr. Adam Blair. Scrum Master. Poet. Dr. Adam Blair. Pianist. Writer.  

Dr. Adam Blair. Philosopher. Designer. Dr. Adam Blair. Coder. Artist. Dr. Adam Blair. Scrum Master. Poet. Dr. Adam Blair. Pianist. Writer.  

Many structures in the corporate world and in the academic world attempt to pigeonhole people. We are constantly urged to specialize. I have always struggled to home in on one set of skills or interests. I love design and art. I adore logic and math. I am driven by history and language. I play music and D&D and write poetry and take photographs. I can copy edit a sentence, lay it out in a pleasing fashion, and code that change on a webpage. And even write a jingle for it. But the common thread running through it all is: how do we perceive the world? And, most importantly, how can we perceive differently?

 

Most of what makes people sad or bored or hateful comes from accepting structures of habits or concepts that shape us from the outside. We get lazy and let our world flow by on autopilot. The special moments in our life that remind us of ourselves and our world are those moments when we perceive something as if for the first time. The moments that drive people to reflect—and act—begin with wonder or awe. People need to be dumbstruck to wake up. It can be something strange or something beautiful—a surprising word or clever design. Through my practical designs, cutting-edge technological work, clever wordplay, artistic experiment, and philosophical research, it is this moment of perceptual upheaval that I hope to craft for people, in the hopes that it wakes them up to the world.

Websites that work. Designs that shine.

A website tells a story, an app opens a world. Image and word collaborate in a dynamic medium that opens limitless possibilities for engagement. Coding and management are necessary conditions for software creation, but an eye for seamless design, thoughtful interfaces, and considering new horizons for user experience arrive at that X factor that brings a smile to peoples’ faces.

I have a toolbox full of technologies:

• React & Redux • Node.js/Express REST • WordPress • Atlassian Tools • Azure DevOps • PHP • Javascript • HTML/CSS • MySQL • C# • C++ • Python • Salesforce/Pardot • Auth0 • Postman • WordPress • Azure Web Services • Microsoft Office • Adobe Creative Suite • AWS

Photographs that open eyes. Films that have a heart.

Having taken over 10,000 professional photographs and recorded hundreds of hours of footage for both fictional and commercial work, I have developed a sharp eye. Every image I capture is crafted to let light and color shine in unexpected ways. A picture is worth more than a thousand words, because pictures do what words cannot.

Certifications

Credentials aren’t everything. But they can help.

Certified SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM)

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Philosophy & Art Certificate; Stony Brook University

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Stony Brook University

Online Teaching Instruction & Multimedia Curriculum Development

Adobe Creative Suite

including Photoshop, XD, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, and more

Microsoft Office Suite

including Word, Excel, PowerBI, PowerShell, and more

Azure Cloud Architecture & Fundamentals

My doctoral dissertation adventures through the world of perception, by means of phenomenology and art. It asks: how can viewing a piece of art, listening to some music, or tasting a meal be as creative as producing them?

The main thinkers I engage are Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, Josef Albers, Bachelard, Proust, Gadamer, and Dewey. As part of my research, I look at Impressionism & Abstract Expressionism, listen to jazz and contemporary music, watch dancers, talk to culinary connoisseurs, and seek out any other experts in creating things that engage the senses. By being creative in our reception of art, we can become reoriented toward the world in a more rich and generative way.

Think To Perceive To Create To 

Think To Perceive To Create To 

Think To Perceive To Create To 

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