Hello! Stian here. That rhymes with neon. People often ask me, “Stian? What kind of name is that?” And I tell them hey, It’s just a normal, garden-variety Norwegian name. Just like my last name, Rasmussen. But I’m not really Norwegian, I’m more like a West Coast, California dude. Like Spicoli, but different.
You see, I didn’t grow up in a sunny beach town. I was farther north and a few miles inland in the small, rural town of San Geronimo. That’s just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. There weren’t any sidewalks there, just mostly trees, creeks, and a post office. As a kid, I was basically a country-boy skate-rat who loved painting, playing music, taking pictures, pondering life, and making friends.
Come to think of it, that probably describes me pretty well to the current day. Just throw in a little parenting, creative concepting, family dinners, production calls, camping trips, retouching, gardening, spreadsheeting, DJing, photo editing, web surfing, video editing, running errands, and boom. Pretty much me in a nutshell. Except I’m pretty sure I wouldn't fit in a nutshell.