So what do you do for a living?

When people ask me this question I often answer “I make websites”.

Truth be told, I’m 50% graphic designer, 50% coder and programmer.

Sometimes I design business cards and brochures for print. I’ve also dabbled with graphic animation and designed Flash movies for clients. But the bulk of my work these days comes from interface design, database modelling and application programming.

I use Photoshop, ASP.NET C# and SQL Server if that means anything to you.

Online Portfolio

I just put up my online portfolio, feel free to have a browse through it.

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How did you get into it?

It all started when I got my first computer aged 8. I played all the games in it and realised it came with a handy DIY manual to program your own games. I was hooked. Making games was FAR more fun than playing them. I continued designing new games until I finished school. Then one day in 1998 when I was at university a friend of a friend needed a website done and I said it should be a piece of cake.. the rest is history.

I been making games ever since, however these days they look like company websites, e-commerce stores and intranet applications. Sometimes I draw as well, its nice to put pencil and paper together and make an image that evokes emotion. I guess the design skills complements my drawing and vice-versa.

If you are curious, click on the left under “Work (Drawings)” and you will find some of my work there.