I'm not one for tooting my own horn (so I'll spare you the boring resume-style machine-gunning of achievements and credentials) but I've been involved with game design and web development since the early nineties.. And I'm still learning. That's the beauty of technology: we can always learn new ways to unlock it's full potential.
I programmed one of my first applications, a fun little video game that combined Arkanoid (block breaker) and pinball game mechanics, roughly around 1993. Before that, I had used mostly BASIC to develop simple database applications for personal inventory and quick search purposes.
Like most around that time, I got sucked in by the lure of hefty salaries and cool gadgetry (like the first RIM and Nextel devices). I pursued IT only to learn that it wasn't what truly fulfilled me. As such, I moonlighted quite a bit and have been fortunate to learn many skills which I continue to refine today.
My perspective on business is quite unique. I've been a contractor, full-time employee, ghost writer, temp, moonlighter, and currently self-employed. I've played the field from virtually every position possible and took on various roles. Heck, I've even worn the teacher and trainer hats! Those younget, more innocent (translation: "naive") days fun and a great learning experience (translation: "not always profitable").
One thing I enjoy is taking my creative skills and passion for game mechanics, finding ways to infuse businesses with new life. The business world needs more soul (please stay away from my brain, zombies) and I can help!
One challenge I've faced as a passionate professional: I really do love the art of what I do and the overall creative process. I have not been published (much) mainly because I do what I do for the love of it (ah, yes, the 'ol labor of love).. I've learned you do have to be a *little* selfish sometimes, however, and it is possible to do what you love AND make a living. I like to help others do the same.
If you'd like to get to know me and learn how I may be able to help you, please visit http://yomar.me - I look forward to seeing you there!