‘Groove’ is often defined as being in a flow or interacting smoothly with a person or a situation. A globetrotter is somebody who travels often to faraway places. What, to me, does groove mean and what makes me groove? It can simply be a walk in the woods breathing the fresh air. It can mean spending some quality time with my kids. It’s the exhilarating feeling of gliding in the water in a kayak or being fully present in the moment during a yoga class.
I have always been somebody who loves to travel; it’s where I get a lot of my groove from. When I first came to Canada I fell in love with its magnificent nature. I was also inspired by the urban environment of Vancouver where I lived at the time. I get a lot of ideas from nature as well as from urban environments. Often, it is the dichotomy between the built environment and natural spaces that inspires me. Being from Germany and having travelled in Europe, Thailand, Mexico, the US and Canada as well as having lived in Berlin for a short period, I really came to appreciate the proximity of nature here on the West Coast.
While in Vancouver, I attended Simon Fraser University and got a BA in Communications and Fine Arts. It was then that I got interested in a career involving technology and art. It’s what makes me groove. I went on to Vancouver Film School to complete a certificate in New Media. It was a fast paced and very creative environment that taught me not to be afraid of computers. I also learned how to work in a team and where to look for information when I needed it. After graduation I started a job as webmaster in Vancouver where I learned to apply my skills to real life projects. For more than ten years now I have been a freelance designer based in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
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