Hello, these are some words about me.
More workish things at originalburn.com
My name is Alex Burner. I have been to
a handful of schools and held a handful
of jobs. I was working for ground(ctrl) but
now I attend the University of Washington.
No matter the work or title, I still consider
myself a student. I will be done learning
when I am six feet underground.
Most of my time is spent poking in dusty
corners and wondering how things all fit
together. I enjoy noodling around with web
design & development, geometry, physics,
philosophy, and photography. I am rooted
in systems design, information architecture,
user experience, identity, and sustainability.
The world is not a perfect place. Some see
it as a curse, but I think it's a blessing. With
perfection, what's left for us to do? More fun
to have a little mess and mystery. I'm pushing
forward because every day is a little more
complicated and we can always do better,
approaching our golden mean of harmony.
Creation is a fusion of forces, needing both
flashes of inspiration and stretches of grind.
Some great work can be done taking a shower
or getting a fresh breath outdoors. Eventually,
every idea gem needs to be cut and polished
and packaged and distributed. So the when
is a blend between dreaming and doing.
I grew up in the suburbs of Washington State.
I have lived in cities like New York, NY and cow
towns like Pullman, WA. Currently I am living
in Seattle, WA. I enjoy the balance between
urban and nature. I will work remotely from
anywhere, but I always respect the warmth
and power of meeting someone in person.
A stubborn refusal to grow up.
Cynicism for the big picture.
But eternal hope anyways.