My name is Brady Hale. I am a UI student that has a background in business management, graphic design, programming, and animation!
Some of the things that make me who I am today are my Wife, my newborn Son, my passion for Art, Love for computers, and my minor addiction to gaming. In my earlier years, I feel like a lot of my desires and passions were seen as not important and impossible ways to turn into a career.
I found my love for art when I was in Junior High. While others were taking gym classes and in Highschool when they had release time having finished all their required classes, I was busy taking EVERY SINGLE art class that my schools offered.
When I returned from my mission, all I wanted to do was get back into something that would be able to express myself artistically, but I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find something that I could support a future family with a reliable income. I decided to go into Business Management because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my college career. After hating every class I took, I soon realized that if I was hating taking the classes, I probably wouldn’t enjoy doing it for the rest of my life.
Graphic Design was the only program I knew of that I could make money and be able to pursue art. Once in the program, I had more of a desire to pursue something that was a little more technical and also could relate to my love for computers and gaming. I figured maybe my calling would be Animation or just straight Programing. Nothing felt like the right fit for me.
I then went in and spoke with my school counselor and kind of gave her the backstory as to why I was switching degrees so much and how I was not fully satisfied with anything so far and couldn’t exactly really sink my desire any of my classes. She then recommended that I should check out the UI/UX program and that a lot of people that feel similarly about the classes that I had already taken, and what I was looking for, switch, and really love the program.
After doing some research and meeting back with her I felt that I had found my calling.
Before now, I never knew how people could say that they enjoyed school. When I first met my (now) wife, I was always amazed by how she would be always so excited to attend class and be in such a great mood every day.
Now that I finally feel like I am where I am supposed to be, I am super excited to learn as fast as I can and really take my art and design skills from average to advanced. I really want to go above and beyond. I really want to create something nobody has ever done before and improve the quality of life that we have, even if it takes me my whole life.
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
The current state of my portfolio is all here on medium! Click through my other stories to look at some of the things I have learned so far!