I go by Ayame, Yams, or my true to life name, Toby. I used to work for DeviantArt in Marketing.
Now, I've joined the ranks at JibJab in their Marketing/Communications department as we work towards our goal to make billions of people happy. Specifically, I work a lot with their latest endeavor, StoryBots, who are curious little creatures who make learning fun for kids and parenting fun for grown-ups. I'm currently focusing on early education, so if you're a pre-k or kindergarten teacher, send me a note!
Outside of DeviantArt, I enjoy traveling, hiking, obsessing over the greatest state in the Union, playing video games, reading non-fiction, and watching excellent improv.
If you’d like to know more about me, check out my interviews here and here. Alternatively, you can always send me a Note.
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Photo by ~pritthish.
Avatar made by ^ValaSedai
Made by the lovely ClefairyKid.
Updates on my home:
June 29, 2011: I received my new office, comprised of two, large, cardboard boxes. I cut a hole in one as to have more space. Much happiness abounded.
July 9, 2011: After one too many drinks, I took one of my boxes home for a night of hot, uncivilized fort making. I dumped him the next day.
August 1, 2011: Heidi and I began stealing items from megturney's desk. Mainly small things, like a ribbon, book, mitten, etc. These thieved items were used to decorate the inside of my box.
August 5, 2011: I enjoyed delicious cake in celebration of deviantART's 11th birthday and held a chat event, all from the comfort of my box.
September 28, 2011: jorobins sat on my box. I almost cried. He felt no remorse.
October 4, 2011: megturney discovered Heidi and I's clever ruse. My box has been emptied and declared a Meg-free zone until further notice.
October 12, 2011: Meg is now allowed near my box on a supervisory basis. Her visiting hours are every other weekend from 6 - 6:30 AM.
January 9, 2012: spyed walked around the office taking pictures of staffers in their natural states. I, of course, promptly got inside my box.
February 27, 2012: Thanks to aunjuli and BlissfullySarcastic, my box now houses Timothy, and is 10% fancier.
May 11, 2012: SGonzalez threatened to take away my box, but thanks to the support of megturney and spyed, Foxy Boxy is here to stay.
June 16, 2012: While US Airways rudely denied me the ability to take my box to the dt retreat in France, I found a substitute just in time for our group photo.
November 26, 2012: Foxy Boxy is now home to all of the cards received from the Holiday Card Project.
June 15, 2013: I ended my employment at deviantART, and despite best efforts to keep Boxy going, it was time to put him to rest. RIP, dear friend.