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I’m an avid collector of industry magazines like: ‘Flash By Flash!’, ‘Flash Your Face In!’ and  ‘Latest Capabilities of Flash Quarterly’ I've also just subscribed to issue one of 'HTML 5 Oh!'

Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

--       I have produced an album (cassette tape only), tattooed myself, I once designed a cereal shape, invented a cocktail (a Matt Damon), was the shortest elf in The Lord of the Rings, know a group of mentalists, have eaten a shirt, created a philosophy, am lactose intolerant and lost an eye in a sword fight. 

        I'm also fluent in English, French, Dutch, Polish, can get by with my Spanish and can speak a smidge of Maori and a whiff of Cantonese. 

        I like beaches but not sand, music but not dub and books but not reading.

What do you do for inspiration?

I keep a Dream Journal. I'll be honest, most of my dreams are rubbish (especially those I make up) but the odd one does yield unique fruit which I then carefully pluck and reduce down into a interactive chutney.

Please list 3 of your favourite sites.

http://nightpanther.net/ , because I adore Yacht Funk.

-          http://yvettesbridalformal.com/ , because it’s so hard to make links sexy and this site nails it.

-          http://sexual.org.nz/ , because I find it strangely comforting. It's hypnotic no?

How do you relax or unwind?

I do interviews to relax and pleasure myself to unwind.

If you weren't working on the internet what would you be doing?

I’m not much good for anything else to be honest; it’s a constant spectre that haunts my every waking moment. What was the question?

What's the longest you've ever stayed up working on a project?

Nearly 5 hours!!! It was intense, we had this deadline looming and we were like “Whoa! This is nutzoid! This is totally bonkers!” but we couldn’t let the client or each other down, everyone worked so hard. Reckon I’m still recovering from that one. Ha ha ha!

What software could you not live without?

It’s a toss up between MS Pants and Abode Photostop 4.

In terms of software, is there anything new you have been playing with lately or that has impressed you?

Yes, Battlefield 3... I'm bats for bats.

What effect on traffic do your new designs have?

I put your question to the test and held up some of our designs in the street. Verdict? The cars payed them no heed, but a cycle courier did give me the finger.

Who is your target audience?

A guy called Brent Saargossa from Philadelphia – Go Dolphins!

What area of web design lacks the most?

What ever happened to all the glossy lozenge rollovers? They were awesome.

Has winning FWA awards helped you in any way?

Of course, an FWA award is the pimento in the olive of life.

Have you written any books, if not do you plan to?

Yes I have it’s called: ‘The Smell of Progress’ it deals with the impact smell has on the work place. It was a critical and financial disaster.

Looking 10 years in to the future, how far can websites go?

We all know we’re on borrowed time in this industry but everyone is still in denial. I’ve seen the numbers and it ain’t pretty, by 2020 it is projected that nearly 78 percent of the internet will be completely used up. Let's face facts, something’s got to change and soon. 

We can all do our part, here at Resn for example we have used the same piece of internet on several projects, and we've just employed half a dozen interns to erase our old unused jpg’s and gifs for reuse. It’s a small step sure but if we all do our bit… 

Do you think Flash is here to stay?

Sure why not.

What are your views on design/graphic school. Do you think someone can get into the field without educational experience in a school environment?

Absolutely! Forging educational documents is actually really easy.

If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring FWA award submitter, what advice would you give them?

No brainer. Design a site, submit it to the FWA, then win an FWA award. Done and done.

How do you keep up with the latest capabilities of Flash or do you rely on other members of you team to do this?

I’m an avid collector of industry magazines like: ‘Flash By Flash!’, ‘Flash Your Face In!’ and  ‘Latest Capabilities of Flash Quarterly’ I've also just subscribed to issue one of 'HTML 5 Oh!'

What would be your ultimate vehicle to travel in?

A dirigible, now that’s traveling. It’s also the greatest word ever invented.

When your company was just getting started, what did you find was most effective for getting new clients?

Not to be myself. Seriously, I tried that once and the client told me to die. These days, I only Skype with a green-screen and use cheap unemployed extras.

What is the most expensive thing you have bought in the last week?

Some sex.

Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?

"We all may just be the grit that irritates the oyster of interactivity yet within us all is the ability to produce pearls of experiential magnificence."

It has been a privilege, thanks very much

The pleasure is entirely mine... call me. x


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