I believe design begins and ends with people.
Whether it’s designing interfaces, researching user experience, building information architecture, or making a scrumptious lemon meringue pie, I believe in championing the end user.
From tearing up BMX tracks to working at a startup in Denmark, life has taken me to some pretty exciting places. The whole way through I’ve been self-motivated and - aside from the 3 years I spent in interior design school - I’ve been largely self-taught.
I started out in interior design, which has given me a unique perspective now that I’m working on the web. In interior design, we’re always conscious of the interaction that goes on between people and objects within a 3D space. The web may appear to be flat on your display, but spatial theory applies to the web too. One might even say it’s three-dimensional - movement between pages (between layers) is not unlike moving between rooms.
Cooking is an activity that I hold very close to my heart. I take pleasure in the process of making something, but even more so I enjoy the prospect of someone deriving happiness from my creations. In this respect, my feelings about design aren’t too far off from my ideas about cooking.