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. But these days I might write just about anything.
I wish I could write well, just like I wish I could paint and sketch.
Most entries are very short, usually more than a tweet, but much less than an essay. This is often how blogs were at their inception, a mixture of curation and personal experience and insights
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.
To get in touch, sending email is still fine. Please note that I have fairly aggressive spam filters and I apologise if your email gets filtered wrongly. Even considering the time difference I do reply promptly, usually by afternoon.
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。
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 finally finished my undergrad in music at St. F.X. I was ready to start something new.
After a long period of self-study, I landed my first job as a designer, which at that time was as close to being a rockstar as I could have hoped to achieve. Later, my wife and I flew half-way around the world to Taiwan where I started work within a large team, who would be like family to me. During the past 20 years in Taiwan and China, I’ve worked with many great people and organizations, graduated from Chiao Tung University with a Masters in Design, learned a new language, became a father, launched numerous projects, had many projects fail, and travelled the world for work and play.
After spending almost a lifetime “away“, I’ve returned to Charlottetown, PEI where I live with my wife, daughter, and son.
- 2018 – Current, Head Dreamer (Product Design), Minzoo
- 2017 – Current, Product Designer, Super Lucky Elephant
- 2016 – 2017, Experience Design Manager, NetDragon Websoft, Fuzhou, China
- 2015 – 2016, Usability Analyst, QNAP, Taipei, Taiwan
- 1999 – 2015, Developer/User Experience Designer, MadeByClark, Hsinchu, Taiwan
- 2012 – 2014, Full Time Chinese Student, National Central University, ZhongLi, Taiwan
- 2005 – 2014, Founder, Popwuping, Hsinchu, Taiwan
- 2010 – 2012, Chinese Student, Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
- 2008 – 2009, Senior Engineer, Creativity Lab, ITRI, Hsinchu, Taiwan
- 2008 M.A Design, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
- 2006 – 2007, Creative Director, Taiwanease Magazine, Taipei, Taiwan
- 1999 – 2005, User Experience Team Lead, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan
- 1998 – 1999, Web Designer, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada
- 1987 – 1997, Freelance Musician, Toronto, Canada
- 1997, B.A Music, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
- 1989, Dip. Jazz, Humber College, Toronto Canada
- Quiet Please!, An exhibition of sound art and tangible interface design.
- Traffic 1, 2, 3. Sound art exhibitions at JiNan University and other locations throughout Taiwan.
- 35togo, street photography blog, one of the first in Taiwan (closed)
- Transitloungers.com, a social travel blog (closed)
- ChiFan, online Taiwan culture magazine (closed).
- Kelake, personal blog.
- Popwuping. Built a weblog network comprised of 5 high traffic properties on top of the Movabletype platform. (closed)
- Movabletype themes. I created a number of themes for the now obscure CMS.
- I regularly create sticker packs for iMessage, some with my son.
- Brasslist. In the pre-web days I ran mailing list devoted to selling music accessories. A copy of the popular Montreal based “Bandlist”, it was my first foray into online commerce.