My name is Anthony (Tony) Maples. I'm 22 years old, born and raised in West Texas. I have been developing high quality websites and graphic communication media professionally for the last 6 years. I have produced TV commercials, Action Sports videos, and marketing videos. I have been the head photographer for motorsports events, models, and action sports. I am proficient in the following:
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe After Effects
• Adobe Premier
• Microsoft Office Products
• Google Account Tools
• Search Engine Optimization
• Internet Marketing
• Online Ad Management
• Content Management Systems
• Social Network Integration
• Social Network Design
• Forum Development
• Client/User Login Backoffice
o Currently Drupal or Fourm based design only for best results and overall control
• Network Design
• Physical and Digital Computer Maintenance
• Post Video Production
I work as Director of the One-9 Sports Complex, and as Head of Communications for the Non-Profit that owns it. My responsibilities include running the business and day to day activities of the facility, promoting the facility through social media, creating and maintaining various websites and graphic medias, putting together and managing events such as skateboard and bmx contests, and regularly producing videos for the park. I could go on and on about the things I do out here, but thats mainly what I do.
I also work as a freelance designer, which is where I got my start. I don't think I'll ever get away from my freelance work, no matter how busy I get with other projects. In addition to the above professions, Tod Stinson and myself are starting up OTVWX, a production studio here in West Texas. Some of the video examples on this site have been produced under this name, or Hot Pockets Productions.
In my spare time (whenever that is??) I have 2 main hobbies. The first is obviously skateboarding. I developed a passions for skateboarding my freshman year in High School, and it's a driving part of my life now, along with other board sports such as snowboarding and wakeboarding. I compete at contests regularly, usually placing in the top 10. The odds are against me ever making it big in the industry, but it's not all about that.
My second major obsession is cars. I love the scene, going to meets, and working all night add parts or prepping for a new paint job. Currently my project is a 2005 Lotus Elise. I've owned it for about two years, and in that times it's undergone a massive makeover. It started life as a Saffron Yellow Sport-Touring model, now it is a Grabber Blue track ready monster, however it has not seen one real track day under my ownership :( There just is not a track or AutoX locally to me.
In the summer of 2013 I plan to start a build on a MEV Exocet. If you've never heard of it, you're not alone. The US dealer has just recently opened, and not many people have built one. You can find out more at http://exomotive.com/exocet/
I'll start a build thread on this site under the Blog tab once I start.
Spend as much time on this site as you please, and if you have any questions or comments shoot me a message on the Contact Page