Photo of me on The Weekly FlickrMy Flickr Moment

I’m a family-friendly cyborg who loves creating stuff on the Internet and photographing miniature pop culture icons.

Husband

In 1994 I married my college sweetheart, Leslie Scott and moved to the Austin, Texas area, where we live today. You can find her knocking about on the Internet as well, including on Twitter as @LeslieHancockAbout.me, and her website.

Father

I’m the proud dad of two wonderful kids. My son is in college, writes music, and is learning web development. My daughter is in junior high, plays clarinet in the band, and loves all things pink and fluffy.

Web-slinger

I started building websites professionally in 1995 using Notepad and a dial-up modem. Since that time I’ve worked for several Internet startups in a variety of roles: owner, product manager, web designer, web developer, technical writer, customer support, etc. I love wearing different hats and working with a variety of people.

I’m currently employed by Demand Media, and I can’t imagine a better place to be right now. See my resume for previous places of employment.

Cyborg

I am a genuine cyborg. Most people think I’m kidding, but I’m not.

In 2010 a neurosurgeon implanted a device called a “spinal cord stimulator” along my spine to relieve chronic migraines. The device sends electrical pulses into the nerves of my head to mask the pain.

Curious? You can see an x-ray and read more about it.

Photographer

My photography has been featured many time on the front page of Flickr Explore. You can find my photos in print publications and on websites all over the world, including The New York Times, CBS News, TechCrunch, Lifehacker, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, and The Guardian. They have also been spotted on album covers, clothing, marketing materials, even credit cards! And over 15,000 people follow my Flickr photostream, many of them clearly not my wife.

In 2013 I was invited by Yahoo! to be interviewed for their video series The Weekly Flickr. They called it “my Flickr moment”.

Imagine if I took any of this seriously!

JD Hancock