hi, i'm ✨caro✨

the emojis are part of the name. maybe not legally, but in spirit.

you're probably here for my professional info...

or my contact info...

but these days, i'm trying to not define myself by what i make, or what people pay me for.

it's a confusing time and, you know, there's a lot going on. not too long ago, my ambitions centered on my craft, my portfolio, the brands and companies i worked with, getting clout for "cool" and "innovative" work, being "the best," etc. etc.

now where do my ambitions lie? becoming less angry, and more patient? making people laugh? trying to fix this dang mess?

for better or worse, i still define myself by what i make. i still love to make. i just care less about the thing and more about the consequences now.

if you have ~10 minutes, you can read about my experience designing in progressive politics for the 2020 election.

meta

("colophon" sounded too fancy)

created nov 19, 2020. i made this site at 3am. it probably shows.

built on webflow, because tbh the main thing i care about in my personal site now is how easy it is to update and maintain. the beauty of software is that it's, well, soft — a malleable medium. i hope to change this site a lot, and soon.

update, feb 4, 2021: it's funny that even though this site is so easy to edit now, even the existence of this scrappy representation of myself makes me reluctant to change it. anyway...

to-do list:

  • "free ideas" page

  • add more stuff to the free ideas page

  • migrate old blog posts so links aren't broken

  • ✅ make favicon

  • pick a font?????

  • write about what i did & how i changed in 2020

  • set up archive of old site

  • decide: set up archive of old writing/links? not yet...  

  • decide: current beliefs section/page? could be fun
    might do "ways i've changed" or "things i've said that i now disagree with" instead? "current beliefs" might lock me into those beliefs too much

  • add a picture of me as the teletubbies sun baby