Hello! I'm Erik Mallinson. @erima
I like to draw, write, design, program, and make music.
I identify technical solutions to improve the usability and functionality of MIT OpenCourseWare, drawing from a broad background of problem solving and technical skills to evaluate emerging technology, provide technical assistance and advice, and ensure all published materials meet established standards. Visit MIT OpenCourseWare
I wrote tiny songs for your phone, aka ringtones. I love the idea of mini-compositions and well-designed alert tones and decided to start selling my creations. Visit Astral Fish
Gravel Road Studios
My wife and I made cards for all occasions for ten years, combining ink, watercolor, and humor, and eventually a letterpress.
In 2004 I co-founded Sonic Heart, a music magazine focused on the Boston electronic music scene. We developed high-quality, independently produced monthly issues in print and online. I designed and managed the site as well as wrote the occasional review.
A social network before social networks existed. Coacalina started in 1999 as a place where artists could interact with each other and interested parties, share, and sell their work. In 2004 I decided to focus on other pursuits - primarily Sonic Heart.
I've done freelance illustration, web design, and content strategy consultation. I've also been featured over at 37Signals and Minimal Mac. I like making sketch notes, playing roguelikes, and spending time with my family.
I studied electronic arts and photography at Hudson Valley Community College before transferring to The School of The Museum of Fine Arts here in Boston where I studied sonic arts and painting. I've periodically taken classes on subjects such as Children's Book Illustration and Music for Wellness since then.