I've been a designer/art director for many years and have maintained a design philosophy of clean visuals—engaging but never distracting. I view art and design as separate worlds that, if you're lucky, can intersect. I get a little tingle in my brain when they do. My doctors promise its nothing to worry about.
In my downtime I like doing these things in no particular order: dad stuff, doodle, compulsively "organize" the various messes throughout my home . I live in Metuchen, NJ with my wife and two kids (9 and 6) and every winter I contemplate the how warm Californians are and how much I envy this but will NEVER move there.