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While this website showcases my various creative outlets, it is design, and more specifically web design, which has been my official profession for over 10 years.
I have created web sites, Flash animations, logo designs, brochures and posters, illustrations, designed characters (mascots), Flash games, and other items for clients all over the world. Each new client introduced me to their realm which, even if completely new to me at the beginning, would become remarkably familiar towards the end of the project.
This variety and diversity of people, cultures, types of businesses, and the challenge to each time create just the right thing for the particular need, or find the design style that perfectly represents the client is what has always made web design so appealing to me.
Web Design Ltd.
Seven years of my professional career, from May 2000 until October 2007, were spent as the creative director, part-owner and founder of an international design and development company. The company has thrived and flourished beautifully during this time. We started with a load of enthusiasm, but zero clients, and an empty portfolio. We built our reputation website by website, and animation by animation, nurtured and nourished it to become a globally known and respected design firm. I have always loved the job, and had a lot of fun in these years.
The decision to close the company was due to a want of a better ‘quality of life’, so the idea of freelance became synonymous with the idea of freedom.
The design and development work has continued, only the formal shape has changed. A better quality of life also means a better quality of work, and whether as a creative director or a freelancer, I am the same person, the same designer.
My choice to work as a freelance designer benefits my clients as well. In most basic terms, as a freelancer I am a happy designer. I work from home, and that is what I want. My home is my ideal environment to let the creative juices flow. I can also choose my timing. I prefer to work at nights, when it is the most peaceful, and designing or creating anything in those late hours brings forth the best results. I don’t have to stop when things are going just right, and I don’t. So I may work overtime, at the expense of my sleep, or whatever, but that is my choice. It doesn’t affect the price of my service, it only benefits its quality.
I have put together a small stand-alone website outlining my views on various common design-related issues. Web Design Essentials is dedicated to color psychology, website coding standards, and other informative aspects of this branch. Whether you are a designer yourself, or a site owner, you should find it interesting.