Hi, I’m Acacia
I am a professional Multi-Media Artist, Author, Designer, Developer, and Music Producer. Coding since 1998 and self employed for close to 20 years, I am a creative entrepreneur who refuses to limit my passions to one field. With over a decade of Client work, 60 completed websites and a lifelong interest in music, I added music production to my career mix in 2021.
It all started with my first ambient electronic album, The Interface which was released on SoundCloud in 2019. Several instrumental 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 learn more about audio engineering, song writing, and the music industry in general.
I wrote, recorded and released 3 albums with 11 songs each as part of The Lavender Mouse Trilogy (2021-2022). My sound is Electronica blended with notes of Synth Pop, Trip Hop, and a New Wave vibe inspired by 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
I have been a full stack web developer, brand experience designer, pro photographer, and information technology consultant for many years. I first started coding in 1998, and have been developing with WordPress since 2008.
As a one woman boutique creative web studio owner, I have 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.