With over twenty years of graphic design experience under my belt, I continue to learn about art, creativity and the human connection. My goal is to find ways to apply what I’ve learned into my design work.

My interest in writing started as a young adult in the mid 90s learning HTML and taking advantage of websites such as Geocities to write “observations” on life. Over the years I’ve used OpenDiary, LiveJournal, Blogger and Tumblr. While I’ve published several articles (in the higher ed. community) I started blogging again in 2023 to create more writing experiences for myself.

I’m an aspiring science fiction writer. This urge didn’t come till I was well in my 30s. Science fiction has always been a part of my life. Some of my earliest memories were at the movie theater to see Return of the Jedi in 1983. Throughout the course of my life, good and bad, science fiction was always there for me. My goal is to create science fiction stories that might one day help someone get through their own trials and tribulations.

When I’m not thinking about Star Trek or Star Wars, I’m knee-deep in a sci-fi audiobook or podcast.

Even though I didn’t own a computer while growing up, I was online when the Internet was young, connecting with other Star Trek fans in chatrooms and old message boards. I’m a child of the 80s and a teen of the 90s. I’ll always be connected with the music and fandoms of my youth, but I don’t live in the past. In true science fiction fashion, I look towards the future.

The reason I started this blog was to keep a regular writing habit, as well as relearn web development. Over a decade ago I decided to focus on graphic design and art direction, satisfied that I had a strong understanding of web programing for my career. With this renewed interest in decentralized social media, I feel like this is an exciting time to relearn those skills and put them to use.

I live in eastern Pennsylvania with my girlfriend who’s an attorney and championship baker, and my daughter who’s imagination is bigger than mine.

Luis Vazquez @vazquez