I'm Bart Noble and I'm a professional data engineer most of the time but I'm also an illustrator.
I've loved drawing since as far back as I can remember but I'm just as fond of technology.
My career started in traditional design in 1994, working on original ideas for screenprinted and embroidered clothing (seeing somebody wearing a t-shirt you designed is quite exciting!).
As the Internet revolution was budding, I got into multimedia design and web design; an exciting time in the infancy of the World Wide Web! Eventually, my love of web design crossed over into Flash and after really enjoying a beginner programming course in college, I started picking up programming skills including ActionScript, PHP, ColdFusion, and more.
Eventually I started learning databases, and new technologies, and other programming languages, and APIs, and the Internet of things! In fact I currently I work as an automation engineer.
And even though I do a lot less design work and much more programming, I continue to draw and sketch comic strips, comic books, and just about anything else in my free time. For me, it's the perfect balance of left- and right-brained fun!
Originally I'm from Canada but after quite a bit of moving around in my childhood, I've lived in the Houston area since 1983 and it's where I currently reside with my own family now.
I've had a book published in early 2013 as well as multiple commissioned jobs. If you're interested in reaching out to me about a project, feel free to contact me through my Facebook page or Twitter.