Hi, I’m Acacia
I am a full time music producer and digital artist as of 2021. Though I have been involved in music my whole life, this is the first year in which I decided to focus on music full time. My first ambient electronic album, The Interface, was released on SoundCloud in 2019. Several singles followed that release in 2020.
My first appearance on Spotify and other major streaming services was with my first international collaboration with the Polish music artist, KROPOP who is based in Warsaw. The song, “Evergreen (Remix by Acacia)” (March, 2021) was a turning point for me and helped give me the encouragement I needed to focus on music full time.
I am currently in the process of writing and releasing 3 albums in The Lavender Mouse Trilogy. My sound is Electronica blended with Synth Pop, Trip Hop, and New Wave with inspiration from Sci Fi and cinematic soundscapes. These albums are the first to feature my lyrics and vocals, also marking a new chapter in my evolution as a musician.
A Background in Tech and Design
Prior to my current career, I was a full stack web developer, brand experience designer, pro photographer, and information technology consultant. I first started coding in 1998, and have been developing with WordPress since 2008.
During my years as a one woman boutique creative web studio owner, I worked with clients all over the world in education, technology, fine art, entertainment, lifestyle, journalism, fashion, healthcare, travel, startups, and the non-profit sector.
I was a Speaker at the AIGA Design Summit 2019 (Keynote), hosted 2 events at Meow Wolf (“The Unicorn Party”, March 2019 and “Intro to WordPress”, June 2019), and have spoken at several WordPress Albuquerque Meetups (SEO Secrets, Top 10 Plugins for 2020 and more), and the Digital Arts & Technology Academy in Albuquerque (Graphic Design).
I was an active Member of WordPress Albuquerque Meetups and was Lead Organizer, Venue Coordinator, Designer, Budget Manager, and SWAG Designer for WordCamp Albuquerque 2020 (Canceled due to COVID-19).
I ran the tech and design Blog Design+ for many years and also wrote the book, Uncommon Creative: The Handbook for Unicorns, which I self-published in November, 2018.
In my spare time, I am an all styles dancer who has studied at dance studios in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Boulder. I love Hip Hop, K Pop, and just about anything from the 80s. If I’m not making something sparkly for my Shop, I’m probably chilling in nature or working on a new mix in my music studio.