Hi! My name is Evann Strathern.
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 “xxx” by yyy.
I tried out for the varsity men’s basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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 had a silly piece of fan art featured on a site for a comic strip about dinosaurs.
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.