This week, Dabble had the opportunity to catch up with one of our awesome Dabble Denver teachers, Timothy Whalin. He is a well known designer and popular Tweetaholic in Denver and we are lucky to have him share his expertise with us! Sign up for his Twitter for Beginners and Pros class coming up July 10.
D: Describe who you are in 10 words or less.
T: Genuine introvert loving life with a passion for design. (Fun challenge! It depends on what context I’m describing myself and about what. I would sell/describe myself different as “me” than I would as a designer.)
D: Why do you love using Twitter?
T: Twitter is such an amazing resource that has opened career opportunities and allowed me to connect with some amazing people around the world. It keeps me up to speed on what’s happening both in the world, with technology, and in my industry. I’ve discovered the value of having a personal brand and Twitter has really helped me define my brand online. Its been a great way to receive feedback on my design work and get question on design or user experience.
D: What do you currently Dabble in?
T: Besides all the facets of my career in the design field, I dabble in social media (obviously), continuously learning more about social networking and meeting others. In addition to that, I also play the piano and write poetry on occasion. I’m also known to snowboard and enjoy both the cold and hot weather of Colorado.
D: What would you like to Dabble in?
T: There’s been a number of things I’ve wanted to learn over the years from how to fly a plane, learn Russian, and water skiing. Most recently, I’ve had a strong desire to learn wood working and pottery, though haven’t gotten plugged into taking a class on either. I also would love to Dabble more in wine tasting.
D: What’s your favorite thing about Denver?
T: Best things about Denver…are free. There are lots of free things to do in Denver. From first Friday art-walks to farmers markets and festivals, Denver is never boring if you’re up for an adventure. There are plenty of hiking and walking trails to get you outside enjoying the weather as well as lots of free days to places like museums or the zoo. I also really enjoy the beautiful sunsets and how close we are to the mountains.