About Me


My name is Hawthorn Mineart.

I am a senior user-interface designer at a global media/publishing company with division in Indianapolis, Indiana where I’ve worked since 1994. We publish textbooks and computers science and business books, and design online learning products.

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I’m married to a wonderful woman named Stephanie, and we own a 130-year-old Victorian home in The Old Northside, an historic neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis.

Stephanie at CN Tower

Since 1994, I’ve been writing/designing/creating this website. I enjoy taking pictures of “big things” and advertising art and have been on the local news because of it. I have a dozen other photo projects in the works, and I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo several years, winning for the first time in 2011. In May of 2009, I took up knitting. Here are some photos of my projects. At the end of 2011, I took up rowing to improve my physical fitness. I’m a novice, but I really like it.

Childhood and Growing Up

I was born in West Des Moines, Iowa, at 7:01 a.m. on June 6th, 1968. This happened to be a couple of hours after Robert Kennedy died. That was great, because for the first couple decades of my life, the news had nice retrospectives of the event with lovely titles like “The nation mourns as it recalls June 6, 1968.” Thanks.

Me at 1 day old
Me at one day old.


If you must know every little thing about me – I believe I’ve answered every question I’ve ever been asked about myself here.

“Who am I? My answer: I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all that I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am everything that happens after I’ve gone that would not have happened if I had not come…. to understand me you must swallow a world.” Salman Rushdie, From Midnight’s Children