Well, I think here is the right place for the boring bio stuff...
I’ve worked through all sorts of jobs and titles in the web industry until I finally realised that I’m way too interested in the technical part of the process, and calling myself a “nerd” sounded more like a compliment than an insult.
I started my professional career as a Sales Executive at a web design company 7 years ago, which was followed by a role as a Web Project Manager. Although talking big marketing words and clichés is not my favourite bit, it was still pretty cool because this experience helped me to learn how to deal with clients and stakeholders, and gain knowledge of how important it is to understand your client’s needs in order to achieve the final “wow” effect. However, it soon became apparent that I really enjoyed spending time with the designers and developers and understanding how they do their magic. I started trying it myself and I naturally gravitated to web design and development.
Shortly after, I embarked on a freelance career which gave me the freedom to work on all sorts of projects with different kinds of businesses - from charities and environmental organisations, to fitness instructors, boxing events and weapons resellers. Some people find it shocking that I pride myself with creating the only online shop that sells a dildo in the shape of Queen Elizabeth II, but the braver the project, the more I enjoy working on it.
And if you think I’m too busy to have a full time job, you’re wrong. I’m currently enjoying a role as a Web designer at Action Bikes and Foska, which gives me the opportunity to work with world renown brands such as Brompton, Trek, Raleigh, Look, Marin Bikes California, Wilier, and Pashley.
Deep down I’m an entrepreneur, and I have a couple of side projects that keep my creativity alive. I set up a web design company eGorilla which generates most of my freelance projects. One of my current design passions is Arteestic.com - an online shop for cool, funky graphic t-shirts, created by real artists. Check it out, I’m sure you’ll love the designs.
A chew-everything rabbit, a worth-listening gig, and an always-talking-and-inspiring-me wife occupy my free time. I’m also an aspiring photographer. Simply buying a pro camera doesn’t seem to make me one, but JD with ice and quality photography books definitely help me throughout the process. My bucket list is way too long, but my first wish is to visit all 196 countries in the world. That’s why I say never call me when I’m on holiday. I know how to switch off.