I wanted to say hi to everyone in the group. I am here in Phoenix have been an Art Director for 6+ years, a developer, and a designer among many other hats. Been working in the field as a graphic and web designer since 1998. I am currently getting my masters in web design and new media, focusing my studies on UX/UI design I am hoping I can help out with this group, or at the very least attend the meetings and be a positive and creative influence.
If any one has any questions or thoughts please feel free to ask. I quite literally joined IXDA today, so forgive my lack of a standardized signature at the moment. :D