Creativity and self-expression drive me as an individual and professional. I am a writer, artist, graphic designer, web developer, and professional coach. I spend a lot of my time creating and helping others refine their projects. Over the last 15 years, the internet has captivated me and I have spent a lot of time learning how to use it to my advantage, how to design for it, and teaching others how to do it as well.
My name is Adam Mulholland, I am 36 years old and I live in South Korea. I love traveling around the world. My wife is from the Philippines and I have 5 children, whom all love to be creative as well. I find myself to be lucky to have a family that is talented and loving in the same breath. I have lived in South Korea for almost 5 years, and I try to visit Thailand and the Philippines as often as time allows. I spend a large portion of my time learning new technologies, plying my trade, and consulting with businesses looking to catapult their projects on social media or their own hosted solutions.
I want to make sure I am clear though, I am not a programmer. I can’t tell you how to write Python, but I can tell you where your project’s strengths and weaknesses are and how to improve your position in search, or even where your logo or print packaging falls short. I started building my first website in 2001 with Frontpage, and it was a LOT of fun. After 2 years I decided that in order to get to the next level I needed to go to college. I graduated from American Continental University in 2006 with a B.F.A. in Visual Communications with a minor in Digital Design. I earned a C in my web development class using Fireworks and Dreamweaver. That was not good enough and sent me into a personal journey. From that point I dove straight into web development and worked with several global companies and a variety of small businesses.
I grew up in Jewett City, CT. I took private art lessons, pushed into mediums such as acrylics, charcoal, air brushing and much more. Then after I left home and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1996, I was stationed in North Carolina, where I bought my first computer. I had no idea what to do with it beyond playing Ages of Empires until a friend showed me networking and fixing computers. Eventually, I was brought into the dark world of LAN parties and that’s where I connected with Photoshop for the first time. I spawned my first company shortly thereafter called Anonymous Ink, a regional screenprinting company. It was a great project in 1999 learning how to screenprint on a commercial level.
Eventually, I had to sell it as I reassigned to GA for the next leg of my Air Force career. I began building computers for friends, developing embroidery digitizing services for home-based businesses, and starting on eBay. I had a lot of fun trying new mediums. After all of that I decided that I wanted to get into websites and design work a bit more.
I was reassigned to South Korea and began my schooling at AIU and met some of the very best mentors in the design world. At the time I struggled with two core classes. I did miserable in Flash, and not all that great with Dreamweaver. All of that made me want to learn it even more though. I left with a 3.83 GPA and my head held high.
After college I formed a company called U.S. Challenge Coins, LLC which is now defunct, but during my time I was featured in the Miami Herald, NBC Nightly News, The Washington Post, and many collectors publications for my work. I was the head of a global company doing incredible design work for the White House, U.S. Senate, Department Secretary’s, and many global corporations.
I was at the prime of my career (or so I thought). I left the company to go live back in South Korea in January 2009. I stayed on for a couple years doing consulting and helping with their web developing until the company couldn’t remain open in 2012 due to issues within the company itself. That was one of the saddest parts of my career, but one I had to accept. I did everything I possibly could to save something I held so dear and created by myself and a copy of Adobe Illustrator. After the collapse, I endured mild depression for almost a year afterwards.
Turning a new page in my life, I moved forward working on platforms like Milpages, 2 Kilograms, 3 Kilograms, Jimbo’s Military Surplus, and Millustrator. Those are a few of the newest platforms and some a bit older. At one point I had 850 websites that I developed to include ad networks, communities like Buddypress, Dolphin, and others that have come and gone. I have developed with many CMS’s to include my go-to WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Prestashop, Magento, osCommerce, and other shopping carts such as Zencart, and even static HTML pages with Paypal buttons. I have been around the block, many times.
In 2013, I discovered the power of helping people out by using Concept Feedback to give my opinions and offer solutions to up and coming developers. I enjoyed it so much I decided in 2014 I would offer my services for the first time as a commercial asset. This is now the beginning of what I really want to do for the foreseeable future. I want to help people master social media, web projects, and more by applying my 15 years of experience to their development requirements.
Hoping that gives you some insight on who I am and my credentials to teach, guide, and opine on web development, platforms, and technology as well as eCommerce. I hope you will find my blog insightful and spread my word around to others that will benefit.
Hometown: Jewett City, CT
Born: Norwich, CT on May 9, 1978
Hobbies: Art, Comedy, Computers
Current City: Pyongtaek-si, South Korea
High School: H.H. Ellis RVTS
AA: Instructor of Military Science
AA: Electronic Systems of Technology
BFA: American Continental University, Digital Design
U.S. Air Force, 18 Years
USAF Master Instructor
Featured in NBC Nightly News
Featured in Washington Post, Miami-Herald, and Other News Sources
Speaker for IDGA’s 4th Annual Social Media for Defense
Anonymous Ink 1999-2001
Video Game Competitions
U.S. Challenge Coins 2007-2009
Adding Social 2011-2014