Meet Me – Eric Mills

from: Schaumburg, IL
my city: Chicago, IL
school: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
major: Junior of Computer Science in Engineering
I am an entrepreneur and web application developer and designer. I am always building on new ideas. I have over six years of web and graphic experience. I started crearc over 4 years ago. I would get job referrals from my brothers’ connections, but I never set up my internet identity. I finally got around to building this website in the summer of 2011 when I received additional work. I hope to grow this venture, but in the future I want to be branch off and do new things.

I played football in high school and I enjoy salsa dancing. I’m what you would call a nerd-jock. I love the University of Illinois and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

My Skills

Languages I know:
Python, Javascript, CSS3, HTML5, SQL, MongoDB, Go
Languages I know a little:
Java, C++, C, OCaml, MIPS, PHP
Cloud Technologies:
Hadoop, Hive, Twitter Storm, EC2 Services
Frameworks I know:
Django, Tornado, Node.js, CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, jQuery, D3.js, Git, SQLAlchemy

The Logo

I created the arching logo in 2009 and have never stopped loving it. It was an accident. I made a normal arch as you normally see in a doorway, but I messed up and skewed one side. Crearc was born and it only took about 5 minutes. It took until I started the website to find the font that you see now.

The Word Crearc

I created the word crearc because it has meaning behind it. The “cre” portion of the word symbolizes creativity and the power that that characteristic holds. The “arc” has a little history. I used to go under the name “forix,” defined as arch in latin. I liked that concept because it conveyed high-end and superiority.