about DJ

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Hi, it’s just DJ.

I live in Los Angeles, California. I write about side gigs, I make art, and I am self-employed. I do not own a yacht. I do have a wife and children. They also do not own yachts. We have a dog named Quincy that I say is named after Quincy Jones and my wife says is named after that Jack Klugman show. We agree to disagree, but he mostly comes when we call him so it doesn’t really matter.

I drink coffee, drive like I stole it and I love messing with computers.

I am a vegan. It just gets weirder from here. This is your only warning.

I am a multipotentialite, which means that I love getting into new things very quickly. On the same day I might take apart my computer, paint a barstool, print some t-shirts and write my novel. Sound exhausting? Not for me. I’m always skimming, always looking into something new.

I’m a runner. Yes, on purpose. Yes, I really do like it.

You can see my art here: http://graphicsbydj.com

I also own a custom screen printing business: http://sparkyfirepants.com

And… I help people create little side gigs for extra income and life security.

I have lived all over the United States and Europe and have decided that the best place to see the Eiffel Tower is in Paris, France.

I do a lot of different stuff to make a living and all of it is 100% legal, I think.

I’ve been a professional illustrator and animator for over twenty years. My clients have included MTV Networks, Highlights Magazine, Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon and others. If you’re a millennial or the parent of one, you’ve seen my work on that show with the blue puppy and the manchild in the striped shirt.

Oh, right, I almost forgot – I also invented, designed and published a super cool card game called Pants! If you haven’t played it before, there may still be time before you die. In fact, let me know that you’re dying and I’ll expedite shipping. Pants!

If you thought that last line was funny, then we should be friends.

My wife and I both became vegetarian in 1993 and our whole family has been vegan since 2001. I’m a USAF veteran. Those two things are not related. Neither is this: I can solve the Rubik’s Cube in under four minutes.

My pronouns are she/they. Which may be confusing, but as long as you don’t use masculine ones, I won’t call the ASPCA. Oh, wait. That’s for dogs. I think I meant the ACLU. I just won’t call anyone, okay? You can relax.

I often wonder if I smell like outside. I don’t like to smell like outside, unless it’s a lemon tree or dewy mountain grass. So if I ask, I’m more concerned that I smell like freeway outside.

If you feel like you know enough about me, you can stop reading now. I mean, this is the end anyway.

Say hi: dj@itsjustdj.com