Hello and welcome to my website. I’m Trace Meek, a web designer, artist, photographer, writer, musician, and aspiring filmmaker based in Massachusetts. Whatever medium I work in, I enjoy the interplay of the heart, the mind, and the hands. I love to search for meaning, develop ideas, and express them in visual, tactile, and intellectual form. Originally from Atlanta Georgia, I attended Georgia Tech and studied Electrical Engineering for a year and a half. Then I took some time off to play in bands and focus on the arts and humanities.
In the late 1980s, fueled by wanderlust and allured by New England’s gothic mystique and music scene, I migrated to the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.
After working as a farmhand for a few years, I put myself through art school at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (BFA cum laude, 1995). Then the internet came along. I leapt at the creative opportunity and ventured into a career in web design.
Currently I work as a front-end web developer, photographer, and multimedia specialist at a large not-for-profit company doing good work in New England. In addition to building the web, I enjoy playing ice hockey, snowshoeing, gardening, cooking, taking photos, making movies, playing music, reading, writing, painting, bicycling, motorcycling, and puttering around in my studio.
My life’s work consists in figuring out and expressing this oscillating relationship between my technical, engineering-related aptitudes and my emotive, art-related interests.