A few months ago I was ‘Profiled’ for .Net Magazine. If you don’t subscribe to the printed version (available in both the UK and US, though sold in the US as Practical Web Design Magazine), they have published the interview online for your reading pleasure. Here’s to hoping you enjoy it.
Here’s just a few questions and my responses to get you started:
.net: How did you get to where you are today?
Passion, timing, risk, curiosity … Four years ago this coming October, I found myself growing tired of working in Apple retail as a ‘creative’ (aka a software/hardware trainer), and wanted to focus on what I thought about all day: design. At that time, I was reading loads of great design blogs and felt inspired to start my own, The Design Cubicle. A few months after writing my first article, I was receiving more traffic than I’d ever imagined and getting an increasing number of job requests. I spent a year debating and eventually took a risk, quit my job and haven’t looked back.
.net: Why do you call yourself a graphic designer and not a web designer?
I’m a bit of a dabbler. Although 80 per cent of my work is in web and interaction design, I occasionally take on an exciting logo project or two. I enjoy both, plus I often find myself restless if I stick to one area for too long. Restricting my title to ‘web designer’ gives off the impression of limitations in my work.
.net: How would you describe your style?
I have an obsession with typography, so I like to think that shines through in my work. My personal motto is to employ all the right detail in all the right places while leaving anything unnecessary behind, and I hope that it adds to the overall experience for the user.
Read the full interview over at .Net Magazine’s site.