Hi, I’m Acacia
I am a professional Multi-Media Artist, Music Producer, Designer, Developer, and Author with over 20 years of experience as a self-employed entrepreneur.
A lifelong musician, I started playing guitar and piano as a child. As a teen I spent my time at places like Warehouse 21 and at the old Railyard building in Santa Fe, NM, watching local Ska, Punk, Metal, Emo, and Hip Hop shows.
Though I played guitar and sang vocals in a couple of bands in college, as the years passed I put away music to focus on running my creative web studio. That all changed with the release of 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 song writing, music production, 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). I am currently working on my 4th full length EP Synthesthesia which will be released on June 1st, 2023. 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.
“Like a slice of lime on the rim of time, for all we believe we will see.”
A Background in
Technology 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.
My work is shaped by a passion for unique creative expression, especially that which runs contrary to expectation. My passion is fueled by a desire to leave the world not only a more beautiful but also a more functional place to be. Through comprehensive phygital explorations of the creative force surrounding us, a new world full of fancy and wonder is born. Spanning the spectrum from web to print to wow, my work encompasses realms of Sci Fi, Fantasy, and beyond.
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.
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).
As an active Speaker and Member of WordPress Albuquerque Meetups I was Lead Organizer, Venue Coordinator, Designer, Budget Manager, and SWAG Designer for WordCamp Albuquerque 2020 (Cancelled 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 2021, I founded the independent electronic music Blog Mythic Rhythmic, featuring emerging and established talent from around the world with an electronic edge and a human heart. I have interviewed over 60 Music Artists as of this writing.