About Me:

My name is Marco Garza and I started Picotek in 2001 in San Marcos, Texas. I am an electronic instrument technician specializing in audio instrument repair, and I'm currently working full time as an Instrument Test Technician for Continental Automotive Systems in Seguin, TX. I made this website to show and document my DIY electronic projects.

So the mouse logo?

Why not the mouse. The Picotek mouse logo is a design of Dennis Hodges who I worked with in the Red 10 Studio. It was an art cooperative which, at the time, was inhabited by artists: Brandon Petree, Justin Graham, Dennis Hodges and myself. There were also other artists renting space in there as well. Links to two of the artists (Vincent Martinez and Justin Graham) can be found in the following list of Artist and Influences.

Some of my favorite artists and influences:

Julie Mehretu: http://www.artnet.com/artists/julie-mehretu/
Vincent Martinez: http://www.rapandpaint.com/
Justin Graham: http://www.theoperationofthemachine.blogspot.com
Alan Rath: http://www.alanrath.org
Alan Oldham: http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1204
Syd Mead: http://www.sydmead.com/v/10/splash
Alex Varanese: http://alexvaranese.com
Miss Djax: http://www.djax.nl
Kevin Huffaker: http://www.monkeyanvil.com

Cool DIY, art, and project-building websites:

Make Magazine: http://makezine.com
Nuts and Volts: http://www.nutsvolts.com
Sparkfun: http://www.sparkfun.com
Adafruit Industries: http://www.adafruit.com
Midibox: http://midibox.org
Parallax: http://www.parallax.com
MoMA: http://www.moma.org
Chuck Hellybuck: http://www.elproducts.com
Paia: http://www.paia.com
Oakley Sound Systems: http://www.oakleysound.com