About Trace Meek

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Hello and welcome to my website. I’m Trace Meek, a web designer, artist, photographerwriter, 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 senior web designer, front-end developer, and photographer 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.

You can find me elsewhere on the web on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Site credits

This website is powered by WordPress (the self-hosted kind), and I’m using a homemade child theme that I built on top of the Twenty Sixteen theme.

If you enjoy my writing, photos, and movies and want to share them, feel free to do so, but I humbly request attribution and a link back to the source on this site. Please don’t steal my stuff.

This site is a labor of love—a commerce of ideas. No ads are shown, and no payment is required for you to access the content. If you would like to voluntarily show your support for my creation of independent content, you may donate via PayPal, or send me something from my strangely predominantly achromatic Amazon wish list. Otherwise, please enjoy your visit. Thank you!

Statement on Privacy and Cookies

Are you as tired as I am of reading—I mean wearily dismissing—all of those “this site uses cookies” messages that litter the web these days?

Look, it’s 2019. It would be highly unusual for a website not to use cookies. This site uses them so that I can measure visitor traffic. Also, if you leave a comment on one of my posts, WordPress will remember you the next time you want to leave another comment, and pre-populate the form with your name and email address. It’s a nice touch, I think.

But if you’re uncomfortable with this arrangement your options are to 1.) not visit my site any more, or 2.) instruct your web browser not to accept cookies. If you have previously left a comment on this website and you’d like for me to remove it, send me an email and I will happily comply. I never sell or share your email address.