In a nutshell
Hello there! I'm Radison Akerman. I am highly skilled in internet. You might find me solving niche problems with full-blown web applications, out in the middle of nowhere with my camera, learning a random skill, or just cracking a laugh with my friends.
Let's dive a little deeper into that. I am studying computer science at the University of Illinois in Chicago with a focus on cybersecurity and business. I have been teaching myself programming since I was 14 years old. Microprocessors were always fascinating to me, and helped me get a head start into coding. Since then, I started my first internship at 16 and I continue to further my knowledge of computer science every day.
Nowadays, I love creating both beautiful and functional applications that shape the internet. For me, this follows two concentrations: cybersecurity and software development.
In the field of cybersecurity, I find it so engaging to find creative solutions to the world's toughest problems. The Think Different campaign by Apple Computer, Inc., in 2002 embodies my approach to securing the internet. People are always breaking stuff, including myself, and someone needs to be there to fix it. My innate ability to problem solve and get stuff done is what helps me architect 21st century solutions.
"Here's to the crazy ones ... because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." – Rob Siltanen
Early on in my career, I found myself attracted to web development. I loved the ability to craft a unique user experience from the ground up. After learning all of the "stacks" of web development, I was creating sophisticated programs that can manage and automate anything from large races to warehouses. I hope to bring this passion and creative mindset to your ideas. Truly anything is possible with a web application. Check out my many projects on the page below.
"Give someone a problem, frustrate them for a day. Teach someone how to code, frustrate them for a lifetime." – Radison Akerman
Let's switch gears a little. Photography. Cinematography. To me, a camera represents a lot of things. It represents a moment that cannot be explained in words. It represents the unity of people and ideas. It represents the person behind the lens. Through every opportunity I tell a meaningful story, be that from a still photo or a moving image. Check out my portfolio on the site below.
“Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt
I've also had a strange obsession with film production. Sure, I admire the actors that make a show real, but I found that being apart of and in a production is something truly awesome. It provides me an outlet to both express myself as an actor and learn about how a shot painstakingly comes together, start to finish. To date, I've been on a couple shows you might recognize: NBC's Chicago PD & Chicago Fire, Showtime's The Chi, The CW's Batwoman, Amazon's Paper Girls, Starz's Power Book IV: Force, Apple TV's Ripple Effects, and HBO's The Time Travelers Wife.
Interested in my capabilities? Feel free to contact me and we can get to work on something radical!