Chapel Hill native. Seattleite by choice. I have a major crush on the Space Needle. I love pizzas topped with pepperoni, pineapple and jalapeño. I stay active to keep my mind and body right. I’m probably listening to music right now.
I’m a creative, visual storyteller and problem solver. I’m a digital media generalist; I do a little bit of everything. Concepting. Prototyping. Interactive experiences. Making hard concepts intelligible. Copywriting. Design. Humor.
The last song I listened to was by .
I was in a K-pop boy band.
I tried out for the varsity men's basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I met my wife at a Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed gay bingo event.
I proposed to Ashley, now my wife, while we were surfing at one of our favorite spots in Hawai'i.
I name my layers, and I comment my code.
I'm bad at identifying dog breeds. I can confidently name somewhere between 5-10 types of dogs.
I'm the five-minutes-late guy in my friend group, and I have been since I was born.
I know embarrassingly little information about cars and how they work.
I am pretty good at remembering people's names. I'm even better at remembering a name if I see it in writing.
My karaoke sweet spot is late '80s and early '90s hip hop and R&B. Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison" is probably my favorite song to sing.
I can juggle, but no more than three things. I taught myself how with rocks from my mom's driveway.
If misophonia is real, I've got it. If not, I just hate slurping, smacking and chomping sounds.
I like Cadbury Creme Eggs. I prefer the originals over the caramel-flavored version.
I grew up in North Carolina, but I don't have a southern accent. It's kind of on purpose.
My writing has been published in Scientific American, but it was only a review I did of Bill Nye the Science Guy's Big Book of Science when I was in ninth grade.
I placed third, fourth and fifth in successive years among non-native speakers on the North Carolina state Spanish exam in high school.
I once saw Huey Lewis in the Philadelphia airport. I didn't ask for a photo with him, which is a decision I now regret.
I went from negative to positive, and it's all good... and if you don't know, now you know!
I have four younger brothers, but none is biologically related to me.
Peanut M&Ms don't last long at my house. Neither do peanut butter M&Ms. Neither do the ones with almonds or the M&Ms originals, for that matter.
I could eat pizza every day for the rest of my life. I like it so much that I made a pizza website for fun.
I made the North Carolina all-state band playing the baritone horn when I was in middle school.
Despite the fact that sharks terrify me, I snorkeled with a huge school of hammerheads off the coast of Kona in Hawai'i.
I have used Spanish to communicate with police in Spain after a bombing at a bank, and also during a traffic stop in Mexico involving a drug dog and officers holding assault rifles.
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He's down-to-earth and incredibly thoughtful. He's supportive and considerate in the most genuine way and anybody would be lucky to call him a friend or colleague.Ashley Costanzo - UX Designer, Nordstrom
Evann's a joy to work with, or even work near. Most folks bring skills and talents to what they do. Evann does that in spades but also brings an uncommon passion and dedication for a job done right - right in professional, equitable and ethical senses.Tyler Adams - Writer
He's maintained and cultivated a sense of wonder and appreciation for the world around him that makes it damn near impossible to guess his age. He's a tastemaker, a selfless volunteer, a quick learner and a fierce friend.Tyler Adams - Writer
Evann's an adventurer. The world needs more people like him.Tyler Adams - Writer
Evann is amazing. He's a wonderful person and a delight to work with. He's effective, responsive and invested. I'd work with Evann anytime!Brady Walkinshaw - Washington State Representative
Evann fully invests himself in anything he touches, no matter how big or small.Phil Zepeda - UX Director, NBC News Digital
Evann has an amazing ability to connect with anyone and a gift for motivating others. Evann makes anything fun.Phil Zepeda - UX Director, NBC News Digital
Evann brings a positive energy that is unique and contagious. He is the type of person that can single-handedly lift the spirit of an entire team.Phil Zepeda - UX Director, NBC News Digital
Evann vibrates an energetic optimism that uplifts everyone around him. He offers a profound amount of affirmation to all those he touches.Antasia Parker - Independent Artist, Program Director & Social Justice & Oppression Specialist
Evann utilizes his personal tools of vision and creativity to; 1) inspire smiles 2) illuminate, support and help share the creativity and ventures of others, 3) show up in allyship with others - to shine light on issues that he sees affecting himself, his communities and the people he loves.Antasia Parker - Independent Artist, Program Director & Social Justice & Oppression Specialist
Evann is, quite simply, the coolest guy I know. Giving, caring, selfless, trustworthy. The best friend anyone could wish for.Kriss Chaumont - Senior Lead Designer, NBC News
Evann is simply the best. Better than all the rest. Better than anyone I've ever met...Kriss Chaumont - Senior Lead Designer, NBC News
Evann is a natural people person and a fantastic listener. He's an awesome balance of fun and professional.Cathy Kerns - Owner, HIIT Lab