I've always had a unique way of looking at things, but it's not enough that a design looks good; it has to communicate.
Design you can interactic with? How great is that? I've been designing websites since all backgrounds were gray and links were blue. We've come a long way!
HTML, PHP, CSS - enough letters to fill a bowl of soup. The challenge is combining those acronyms into a delicious experience for your users.
What does it take to stop the recepient from hitting the delete button? Good design, responsiveness and a clear concise message, among other things
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then 23.97 pictures per second is a lot of words. Sometimes, video is the best way to communicate your message.
I approach design from a marketing perspective and often walk the lines between the two disciplines.
Fresh out of college and looking for the perfect job to combine my advertising degree with my passion to create, I got a job designing phone book ads. Yeah, remember phone books? I learned that it was possible to design efficiently and expertly in a fast-paced environment.
After two years of designing ads, I was promoted to the Creative Services department where we created the phone book covers and specialty ads as well as serving as the in-house design studio. I learned the value of being part of a team, feeding off of others' ideas and growing together.
After the sudden, but inevitable, fall of the phone book industry, I did the freelance thing for a while, but emerged a year later, working for a small (only four employees) marketing and design firm. I worked on a variety of print, web and e-mail projects. I learned the responsibility of working in small groups.
When it was time to move on from that opportunity, I began to focus more on web and e-mail projects and served as Senior Web Developer and then Director of Web Development at another small agency. I learned that I had the experience to move into more of a leadership role.
After several years on the agency side, I decided it was time to take my leadership skills back to a large company. As Manager of Digital Media Design, I lead by example on a variety of web and e-mail projects while taking on the occasional special assignment. I learned that you should always be willing to learn new things and develop your skills.