During my first internet adventures in 1998, I found the name Kianga (pronounced key-UN-ga) in a Swahili dictionary, translated as “burst of sunlight after rain.” It reminded me of the beautiful ending scene from The Lion King, and I chose it as my online nickname. I learned that it’s a female name only after I had used it for almost every online account. It’s nice and short though, and I still like the image.
If you’d like to know more about my personal history and career and don't mind me rambling a bit, I've written a longer post about it. I also have a list of tools that I use for my work and personal life, if you’re curious about that.
I used to think of myself as politically moderate, but in recent years I've found myself leaning more and more towards the left. I value empathy and kindness, and I have zero tolerance for hate, bigotry, and abuse.
You'll find one of these on most of my social media profiles. They are commissioned artworks for my personal use only; please do not use them without my permission.
Navigating this website
There are four main sections: Pages about specific topics (like my commission info), articles (basically blog posts), my creative projects, and mementos—art I have received from friends over the years.
You can also subscribe to this website via RSS: There are feeds for the entire website and for each section like articles or 3D art. If you add the URL of any list page to your favorite RSS reader, it should discover the feed automatically.
This site will automatically use a light or dark color scheme based on your browser or system preferences, but you can also toggle it manually.