Hi there! As I’m sure you already know by now, my name’s Erik Swan, and I’m a web designer, lighting designer, and future engineer! I’m currently a freshman at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, although I grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I’m a huge technology/math/design nerd, and although school takes up most of my time, I love spending what free time I have pursuing my hobbies.

I’ve done lots of web design work since I was just a kid. Some of it’s paid, some of it’s free, some of it doesn’t even have a purpose, but all of it is fun. Although using FrontPage’s WYSIWYG view was once the pinnacle of my web design skills, I now like to consider myself an HTML/CSS pro, and I’m learning more everyday (currently on my to-do list: a full mastery of JavaScript and jQuery, object oriented PHP, and Ruby on Rails).

In addition to web design, I’m extremely interested in lighting design for theatre, film, and more. Theatrical lighting is a very fun way for me to be creative that also incorporates quite a bit of technology and engineering at the same time.

Although my creative hobbies are fun, I have greater aspirations for my future. I have a deep interest in space, astronomy, and the future of technology, which is why I am currently attending Purdue University for a degree in either Electrical or Aerospace Engineering. It is my dream that one day I’ll be able to be a part of a team that sends humans back to the moon or on to Mars, or works to establish permanent settlements outside of planet Earth.

Thanks for taking the time to read a bit about me. If you want to contact me or have any questions, please use the Contact Me button at the bottom of the page or click here.

Thanks!
    — Erik