Kelake is a weblog, journal and personal reference tool, updated infrequently since 1999, published by me, Clark MacLeod. It’s a continuation of early web projects that I published elsewhere, long before Peter Merholz coined the term ‘blog’, or before tweets were a thing or medium became a publishing platform of choice.
I tend to write about topics that skirt around the edges of design, technology, place and experience.
I wish I could write well, just like I wish I could paint and sketch.
Most entries are very short, from 250 – 500 words, about double a tweet, and less than an essay.
Breaking my decade long relationship with MovableType, I now use WordPress to quickly get ideas online. Hosting has been provided by Pair for over 18 years.
For over 20 years I have worked with organisations to help them build applications, websites, music, and other digital products that work for real people.
I’m a maker, love my craft, and enjoy working with others to realise a products vision. I have experience, and am comfortable, working in a variety of roles.
I grew up in Prince Edward Island and left home after graduating high school to study music at Humber College and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. I played with many different ensembles and groups during my 10 years in the city, but later, by the time I finished my undergrad in music I was ready to start new adventures.
After a brief period of self-study (a skill which I have never stopped using), I landed my first job as a web designer, which at that time was as close to being a rockstar as I could hope to achieve. Later, my then girlfriend and I flew half-way around the world to Taiwan where I started work as a designer within a much larger team. During the past 18+ years here , I’ve worked with some great people and organizations, graduated from Chiao Tung University with a Masters in Design, learned and relearned a new language, and watched as numerous side projects grew and died. What you do outside of work is as important as what you do at work.
I’ve always valued the people I work with, and the environment I work in, more than the name of the organization itself. Working with good people, with good tools, to create things that help or positively influence people is a great joy.
After working this past year as a experience design manager in China, I’ve returned to Taiwan where I am helping to start a new company.
我有著20年的經驗幫助各類組織製作應用、網頁、音樂 、提升使用者體驗、以及開發其他幫助人們實現其 目標的數碼產品。
我是一個製造者，我愛我的手藝，並樂於同其他人一 同努力實現產品目標。 我有著豐富經驗，能夠適應在 工作中扮演不同的角色。
我畢業於St. Francis Xavier大學音樂系，之後又去讀了Humber大學音樂表演系，通過這八年的學習，使我深具創意和想像力方面的才能。來到台灣以後，我又去了國立交通大學應用藝術研究所繼續深造，學術論文內容是關於實體介面和氛圍介面，通過進一步的學習，使我更深入的了解了當代設計與研究的發展趨勢。另外，我還曾就讀于國立中央大學華語系兩年之久，國語水平因此得到了很大的提高。