About Me

Hey! My name is E.J. Yu and I like to make stuff.

There's honestly too many things that I love to do, but anything related to graphics design work or other forms of digital media are most likely ranked higher up on my list of interests. I've had a lifelong fascination for computers, and I most likely would have never become the person I am today without them. The digital world has really allowed me to channel my inner creative—to make awe-inspiring content that I would have never been able to make otherwise. And for that, this aforementioned digital world will forever fascinate me.

If you're interested in reading about some of the more noteworthy interests I have, check out the table below!

Photography

I'm just a hobbyist photographer at heart, but I also (and quite frequently, actually) do event photography, event videography, personal photoshoots, and portraits as a freelancer. The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is what I usually use for my photography work. Always shooting in raw photo formats, and always color grading each individual raw photo myself. I plan on creating and publishing a portfolio of my best photography work in the future. More on that to come.

Filmmaking

I'm a self-taught freelance filmmaker who specializes in camera operation, post-production, and stylized color grading. I'm proficient with Adobe Premiere Pro, but I also have a fair amount of experience with Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. Locals know me as one of the head editors for one of San Diego's award-winning filmmaking groups, Patchwork Visions, as well as the head artist behind all of their artwork.

Programming

I'm a student at UC San Diego with plans to graduate with a major in cognitive science (with an emphasis on neural computation and machine learning) and a minor in computer science. This institution made me proficient with Java; however, I took it upon myself to self-study Javascript, Python, C++, and modern web development frameworks. My dream is to work at Microsoft, and I hope to make this dream a reality using my knowledge of computer science alongside my skills in the arts.

Building Websites

I'm quite proficient with HTML and understand both CSS and JavaScript well enough to be able to confidently provide help for anyone who is interested in building a simple, modern, responsive HTML5 website.

Digital Artwork

I'm a hobbyist digital artist who occasionally draws. Just for fun. And completely self-taught, too. However, what I draw outside of my formal graphics design work is magnificently different in terms of the content produced, so to speak. Therefore, I may not be comfortable showing them on this website just yet. Contrariwise, if you watch my laptop reviews on YouTube, then you may have already seen some of this artwork without even realizing that they're actually my creations. Consider them Easter Eggs! The programs I most frequently use are Adobe Photoshop CC and Autodesk SketchBook Pro, and I usually draw on a fifteen-inch Microsoft Surface Book 2.

Graphics Design

I design mobile application icons, tiles for the Start Menu in Windows 10, macOS icons, modern logos (for businesses and personal projects), YouTube channel art, website structures and artwork, typography, and much more. I also help clubs and small businesses come up with attractive palettes (themes), design languages, and structured workflows.

Laptops

I have an irrational love for laptops, and I hope that I'll get the opportunity to check out more laptops some day—and possibly review them for my tech channel too. My channel already has a small number of product reviews for a respectable variety of premium laptops and tablets that I own for personal use.

Coffee

If you find yourself perplexed as to which cup of coffee to get at Starbucks, consider me your man for this task.

Show Your Support!

If you enjoy watching my reviews, the easiest way to support me is by subscribing to my YouTube channel and staying connected with me on social media. But if you would like to support me even further, you could send me something on Ko-fi! Think of it like a tip jar, but without the jar.

Contact

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