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For me I would like to surf and see more interactive stories. I'm bored with portfolios and design portals.

  Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

David Ronhel, French 27 years old and Creative Director at Nurun UK.

I graduated from ESAM superior school of art and design in Paris, France with honours. I was a designer for 1 year in a video games company and then moved on to be an art director in a fashion company for 4 years working in France, Japan and Italy, working on print advertising, creating brands, and video clips for the likes of MTV Japan.

I then became a freelance art director for a further year and now I'm the creative director at Nurun UK.

  What do you do for inspiration?

Travelling is the best source of inspiration for me, visiting different places, experiencing different cultures, and meeting people.

  Please list 3 of your favourite sites

bd4d - surfstation - google - praktica - pixelsurgeon, (no particular order).

  What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?

At the moment I think it's this version of overagefordesign.

  What software couldn't you live without?

Photoshop and Flash, God I love them. Thank you both companies!

  What projects do you have in the pipeline?

Actually I'm preparing a couple of books and collabs but most importantly I'm preparing for the end of 2003 when I hope to hold a print exhibition in Paris.

  Who do you rate as being the top 3 design companies?

hi-res - dnastudio - s-v.de

  Who is your target audience?

Anyone and everyone. o4d is probably more understood by designers but I do sometimes get feedback from people who are journalists with loads of different points of view and that's really pleasing.

  What effect on traffic do your new designs have?

Quite huge, I was surprised about it.

  What area of web design lacks the most?

For me I would like to surf and see more interactive stories. I'm bored with portfolios and design portals.

  What did your very first site look like? Is it still online?

The first version is not online but I'm planning to put all my works online in September. It looked like experimental true static pictures, a combination of photos + illustrations.

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

Not at the moment but I would love to. That's one of my goals this year as I miss print so much.

  What was the toughest thing you ever did with Flash? How long did you spend on it? Is it still online?

8 months and it's overagefordesign the latest version.

  Do you think Flash is here to stay?

Definitely. Flash MX is incredibly big and actionscript is a real language now and with the flash server it's impressive what you can do.

  How have you learned so many Flash/design skills and techniques and can you offer any advice for newbies?

I've learned everything on a computer by myself and I still think it's the best way to learn by spending hours on it. Or if you have a good mate to explain things to you it's even better.

  What type of overcoat do you wear when Flashing, basically are you a labels man?

ehhe... My old surfstation t-shirts, Thomas gave them to me for obscure reasons.

  Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?

Tsuki omiru tabi omoidase - bloody French irritating Japanese because he don't understand everything in English.

  It's been a privilege, David, thanks very much.

Thanx to you for your interest and support and most of all your amazing work.


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