Adam McFadyen: Artist & Coder

Victoria BC Web Developer & Artist: Adam McFadyen

I’m @admcfajn, a Victoria BC Web Developer & Graphic Artist in Victoria BC, Vancouver Island Canada.

Computer Programming

matchtricks matching memory pattern game
MatchTricks is a matching, sequencing, pattern-recognition game. The goal is to match similar cells on a grid in order without clicking cells in the wrong order.
In 1999 I discovered html/css & procedural programming. In 2008 I discovered WordPress and PHP – Since then I’ve worked in PHP, JavaScript, and LAMP stack. I peruse other languages / technologies, including: perl, regex, ruby, java, asp, java, and python.

I am currently studying javascript, MySql, angular.js, and the Laravel PHP framework. Find me on GitHub

Aside from mastering php & javascript, I plan to learn Node.js well over the coming years & continue to study computer science.

I’m looking forward to the day when holograms are more widely available and I get to program some 3d interfaces.

Graphic Art

As an artist, I have been studying since early childhood.

By my late-teens I was fluent in photoshop & html/css. Years of submitting my artwork for review on public-forums had taught me to appreciate criticism.

I attended several post-secondary art classes, but felt the degree wouldn’t help me. My time at Art School; however, gave me valuable knowledge of colour-theory, design, layout, and marketing.

What am I doing with my art? I’m (slowly) working on a comic… Participating in speed-painting competitions… Uploading it to zazzle (no sales yet, but the UX is fun)… Logos and custom designs for clients. It’s not how I make my living, but it’s an enjoyable part of my life.

Art, UX Design, Web Development