Yesterday was my 31st birthday.
Here I am, surrounded by dahlias, squinting into the sun.
The past few years have been brutal but rewarding.
Both 29 and 30 started with health problems, and I was nervous that this year I was headed for a Hat Trick. I’m pleased to say that this year I wasn’t sick on my birthday for the first year in a few.

This past year I’ve become a much better designer & developer, and this month marks a whole year of working for myself. Looking back over the projects I’ve worked on, I’m really excited by the things I’ve been able to accomplish in such a short time.

This past year I:

I hope I can get better at keeping you all in the loop on what I’m doing. I just finished a whole ton of projects that I haven’t gotten to show you yet- and I’m excited to have the time to share it in the upcoming months.

Here’s to another year, and the hope that things will only get more awesome.

So, this is mostly for the benefit of all you new people on the tumblr, but it occurs to me that I haven’t done one of these on my proper website in forever either…so here goes.

My name is Star St.Germain.
I live in San Francisco in the Lower Haight and I love my neighborhood more than anywhere else I’ve ever lived.
My boyfriend and I live together in a truly excellent flat with a lot of space and an only moderately awkward layout.
I play the cello, and draw comics, and make videos, and make widely varying noises into microphones in front of large groups of people at regular intervals.
I used to teach modern dance.

Like most artists, I have a day job.
I write code for the largest producer of hardcore bondage pornography in the US.
It is the best office job I’ve ever had or could ever hope for.
I work in a castle, and I spent every day on roller skates for the first year or so that I worked there.
Our vision statement is: To be the world’s most recognized and respected company promoting the acceptance of human sexuality.
I truly believe that’s a worthwhile thing to promote.

Right now, I’m feeling really fucking motivated to Do Some Big Things.
My short list includes putting out an EP of original music with my band, creating music videos for all the songs on that EP, relaunching the line of laser cut jewelry I put out in 2009, and writing a series of autobiographical graphic novels of a somewhat mature nature.

All of those projects are at least partway in progress and I am DYING to finish them.
If any of those sound like things you want help me with, don’t hesitate to get in touch – even if it’s just to say you’d enjoy it if those things existed.
I’ll be showing all of you how those things are coming along over the next little while.

I really like the color red, typography, oversharing, experimental hip-hop, behavioral science, DeLillo, stripes, thai food, anatomical models, and typewriters.

I also like love letters if you want to send me one.