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.
I grew up in Prince Edward Island and left home after graduating high school to study music and trumpet performance at Humber College and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. I performed 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 something new.
After a long period of self-study, 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 19 years here, I’ve worked with great people and organizations, graduated from Chiao Tung University with a Masters in Design, learned a new language, launched numerous side projects, and travelled the region for work and play.
After working this past year in China, I’ve returned to Taiwan where I live with my wife, 2 kids and our 2 dogs.
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。