Welcome to my site

Hi, my name is Spike Grobstein. I'm a freelance artist, programmer, technophile and all-around geek. Currently living in New York City, I currently work as Lead Operations Engineer at ticketevolution.com and also work on a variety of side-projects.

I've got 12 years experience in offset printing and digital prepress and 8 years experience in screen printing and embroidery. I've been a hobbyist programmer for 17 years and have dabbled in most popular languages (PERL, C, ObjC, BASIC, PHP, Python, Ruby, BASH, AppleScript). I'm also an operating system slut and have been known to use everything from OSX to Linux to Windows to BeOS and everything in between.

I have worked on many side projects including MobilizeMe, a voter mobilization tool written using Ruby on Rails.

I have also started a company with some friends to do contract web application development as well as launching our own applications and services.

I'm involved in a number of open source projects and am a huge proponent of F/OSS. I'm highly proficient in Ruby, Perl, PHP, C and AppleScript, on the programming end, and am a full-fledged guru in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Examples of my work are available as well as a complete résumé.