Geoff Lichy

Geoff Lichy was born in New York’s Hudson Valley to military parents. Early interests included STEM, drawing, and music (with piano and guitar lessons starting in third grade). He was a member of the Boy Scouts and Civil Air Patrol, and became a certified SCUBA diver at 14. Geoff enrolled in college for graphic design after creating logos and album art for his own music, releasing nine demos/EPs/albums in high school.

After three and a half years in college, he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Art in Graphic Design. At this time he worked as a tutor and model while doing unpaid design/marketing internships. Unable to land a design job after the 2008 financial collapse, he worked in sales/retail to survive, sometimes doing 14+ hour days for less than minimum wage. At one point he slept on a free air mattress in an apartment with roaches and mice, and was forced to buy groceries from a local dollar store.

To improve chances for getting a better job, Geoff attended online classes; this included teaching, first aid, financial analysis, and cybersecurity. During this self-betterment he fixed weight problems and began publishing fiction writing. Eventually Geoff got a graphic design job in the advertising industry and started MMA training soon after. He now works full-time, freelances, sells art online, runs an independent record label, and continues to write.

Perpetually curious, this blog covers different topics and life experiences.

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
— Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love


All images either belong to Geoff Lichy, or are used under a Creative Commons Zero license (usually from Unsplash). If any exceptions arise, credit will be given in the post where the image appears.