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
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