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Registered: 07/04/2004

Gender: Female

Location: Puerto Rico/San Jose, CA

Birthday: 04/23/1984

Occupation: Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Artist

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Donde tus sueños vienen a morir

Expect random thoughts, ramblings and maybe artwork. I'm not much of a blogger, or journal keeper, I just post when I have something to say, even if it's incoherent to everyone else. Please follow me at http://tiranaki.tumblr.com

One last thing

Music User Image Last FM (see what I'm currently listening to!)
Last FM: tiranaki

My twin's account:

User ImageArtwork, graphics and layout ©2004-2012 ymvdesigns/tiranaki. You can take inspiration from the code and layout design but please do not copy my graphics or artwork. Had Profiles v2 conversion help from Elindranyth. Graphics are 100% my own, no brushes or templates were used, including the bullets, arrows and DA stamps. Artwork is my own, of my Gaia avatar. Graphics and artwork done in Illustrator CS.

About Me

Hey there!

Thanks for visiting! Unfortunately, I don't come around here that often anymore. If you want to find out what I'm up to, or connect elsewhere, feel free to stalk me around the following places:

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See you there! <3

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User Image ..::{~ABOUT ME~}::..
I'm known on Gaia as User Image Naki, tira, any variation of my username. RL nickname is Yeli, short for Yelitza.
Age and Hometown User Image Late 20's/early 30's. Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Hometown: Caguas. I left Puerto Rico in 2011 for job related reasons.
Languages User Image Spanish (native), and English (second).
User Image I have an identical twin sister, she too has an account on Gaia though she is not active any longer.
Relationship and Current LocationUser Image I am engaged and currently planning my summer 2013 wedding to the amazing and wonderful Uncle Kenny (you may have heard of him/seen him posting around, he's currently the lead event developer for Gaia, and like me, has been a long-time member, and was a moderator before being hired). You can follow our adventures here *coming soon*. We currently share an apartment in San Jose, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
EducationUser Image I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Arts, which specializes in print media.
Working AsUser Image Despite my degree, my interests have always lied more towards web design and art illustration (unfortunately I know nothing about web/software development, numbers are not my strong suite). I'm a freelance designer/illustrator, and can be contacted via deviantart for portfolio information or contracts. Recently, my interests have shifted towards jewelry and accessory design, and I'm currently attempting to launch a small jewelry and accessory business, in addition to my freelancing work. I also dabble in merchandise and t-shirt designs. I don't currently have a "9-5" job (still looking!), it is not easy finding work, but such is the life of a "starving" artist, and you've got to make do where you can.
Other ProjectsUser Image I'm really addicted to "blogging", and have a fairly strong social media presence. I don't always use all of the sites I'm subscribed to, but Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest are my biggest addictions. I have no shame in this! I fancy myself a "lifestyle" blogger, and am trying to get back into it as a more serious thing.

..::{~ON GAIA~}::..
User Image I am a former Gaia staff member. I was a volunteer omni moderator, and later on, a paid employee working in Gaia's HQ offices under the admin title. I applied to be a volunteer moderator in August 2007, was accepted into training on May 7, 2008, and became a Site Moderator on June 5, 2008. On March 23, 2009, I became an Omni Moderator, and this is where I spent most of my time, until I was offered a contract position as an admin working in Gaia HQ here in San Jose. On March 1, 2013 my contract was ended. Since I knew I would be super busy with the wedding stuff and I wanted a chance to maybe work on my own art and jewelry designs, I decided to not return to modding and instead become a regular user on Gaia once more. I've spent about 9 years on Gaia thus far, and 5 of those years were spent as part of the staff, so it's definitely a nerve-wracking change.
User Image This means that I unfortunately cannot help you with any issues related to Gaia beyond what a normal person could do in Questions and Assistance or your favorite forum. I do not have the tools, the abilities, or the access/authority to assist any longer. I am just a regular user like you now, without any special or extra buttons. I cannot ban nor unbann nor help with hacking or scamming reports. If you're someone I was helping with a case when I was an employee/volunteer and need help again, please contact any online moderator for help! They are the best of the best and should be able to continue helping you where we left off.
User Image Before being a mod I was very active in the Gaia Fishing Community. My favorite fish is the Sand Boldur, favorite spot is Durem. I have an Emeraldback Lionfish Mask, and was in the process of collecting Rubies for a Rubyback Lionfish Mask. There are my accomplishments as far as that's related:
User Image Trophies:
January 2006 Durem Bronze Trophy winner, August 2006 Durem Gold, Junk Bronze winner, October 2006 Bass'ken Bronze, February 2009 Durem Bronze. Honorary donations: Gold Overall, Durem Silver.
User Image Rare Fish: I've caught 5 rare fish so far. 1 Buckin' Bino, 2 Big Mouth Bass'terds, 2 Emeraldback Lions on this single account over the course of 4 years.

Adding as a Gaia Friend:
I am not accepting friend requests on Gaia unless you're someone I've known for a while and have had many interactions with previously. Like I mentioned above (congrats if you read all of that, I'm impressed! xD), I don't really log on to Gaia any more, and probably won't for the foreseeable future. If you want to keep in touch, please consider following me on Tumblr, Facebook (I happily accept subscribers, though I try to keep most personal things limited, sorry!), or Twitter. If you just want to know what I've been up to, my Instagram is probably a good example of that. My Pinterest will shower you with all the stuff I think is awesome. If you want to stalk my artwork or design work, feel free to head over to my Deviant Art Gallery. If you would like to purchase something I've designed/made, head on over to my Etsy Store, Zazzle Merchandise and T-shirt/Apparel store, RedBubble Apparel/Mobile Covers Store.

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My links to various other social networks and sites. If you follow me, I'll probably follow back; I'm always looking for interesting people and things to see!

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Melvig Report | 12/15/2020 4:02 pm
Cool pro!
Sigma Blu Report | 03/26/2018 4:22 am
Aliyah_Sweet Report | 08/17/2014 1:58 pm
Congratulations to you and Uncle Kenny all the best for you both going forward
Kid Jak Report | 02/02/2014 10:30 pm
5 rare fish goodness save some for the rest of us smile
Trance Harper Report | 08/06/2013 1:45 pm
Belated congratulations!
Caeli Report | 07/14/2013 10:38 am
Congrats to both you and Kenny on your nuptials heart heart

All the best to you both in the future.
SylverStar Report | 07/09/2013 11:46 am
heart Hope everything is going good with you tira and your are not pulling your hair out with wedding prep stuff.
0c o Report | 07/06/2013 8:06 pm
Hope you have a wonderful wedding!
CrimsonGoten Report | 04/26/2013 4:41 pm
Hey Tira. I made a mistake in the PM I sent you before. It's not my Bass'ken Bronze but my Gambino Bronze trophy that I think you still have. Could I please have it back now? I don't think you check your PMs much anyway. xp
Sagebomb Report | 04/26/2013 11:07 am
Guess its kinda a good thing your contract expired when it did. Though with losing some of the team I was most connected with Im really glad to see kenny is still there. I hope he and you are doing okay with the changes in the team. Is it okay if I ask what youve been up to since your contract ended? And what the plans are now? Are you focusing more on your arts and shop, or will you be looking into/have another job as well?

Of course if you reply and dont want to publically a PM is fine, and if not thats cool too. Not asking anything about the team just interested to see where you are heading now in terms of job function.

Much love

Uncle Kenny