I don't know if a dinosaur like me can give advice about anything. I mean, so far I'm still using Flash 4! I have Flash 5 & Flash MX, but I'm more familiar with Flash 4. And so far, I can do what I need to do with Flash 4. So I'm sticking with it.
Please give us a brief bio of yourself.
I'm a 28 y.o freelancer. Started working with Flash since version 4. I started out as a Web Designer (HTML stuffs) but now I work a lot with Flash. Currently most of my projects are Flash game projects.
I don't have a design degree. Actually, I have a business degree in Accounting (worked as an accountant for a year). ^_^
I'm married, and currently living with my wife in a small apartment in Fresno, CA.
What do you do for inspiration?
Read some books (mostly comics), watch movies/cartoons.
Please list 3 of your favourite sites.
What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?
What software couldn't you live without?
I guess, Flash.
What projects do you have in the pipeline?
A game project for Ice Age.
Who do you rate as being the top 3 design companies?
Gee, I'm not really sure. Sorry.
What effect on traffic do your new designs have?
I think Orisinal.com has around 1 million visitors per month now.
Who is your target audience?
Do you think Flash is here to stay?
At least for some years to come. Software keeps improving. There will always be something new.
Have you written any books, if not do you plan to?
No. No. I'm not good with words. And my technique is messy.
What was the toughest thing you ever did with Flash? How long did you spend on it? Is it still online?
I think it was one of my games, Metal Armor. I don't have the patience in making levels for these kind of games. ^_^
I spent around two weeks for this game. It's online at Orisinal.
What area of web design lacks the most?
What did your very first site look like? Is it still online?
Quite ugly. No.
How have you learned so many Flash/design skills and techniques and can you offer any advice for newbies?
I don't know if a dinosaur like me can give advice about anything. I mean, so far I'm still using Flash 4!
I have Flash 5 & Flash MX, but I'm more familiar with Flash 4. And so far, I can do what I need to do with Flash 4. So I'm sticking with it.
For newbies, I'd suggest to check out Flashkit.com and Were-here.com . Those are the 2 sites that I visit regularly. There are lots of great programmers there willing to share their knowledge. Really helpful for me.
What type of overcoat do you wear when Flashing, basically are you a labels man?
Overcoat? Don't have any. ^_^
Nah, I don't care much about anything I wear. But I do have a lot of Banana Republic's tees.
Just because they're comfy.
Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?
Do unto others ...
It's been a privilege, Ferry, thanks very much.
My pleasure. Thank you. ^_^