My avatar originated in 2010, while I was working as a designer at Opower. Each person on the design team illustrated a self-portrait that we would use to create a combined team portrait. In the original version, I was holding a opossum playing dead. The opossum was sort of an unofficial mascot that we'd made up, and well, I'm originally from West Virginia.

The avatar has seen a few revisions over time, and the current version is almost completely hand-coded and hosted on GitHub.


Over the years, I've made a few variations for special occassions.

  • Zombie avatar
  • Movember avatar
  • Clown avatar
  • Skull avatar
  • Jackolantern avatar
  • Pirate avatar
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