I have 2 poetry books unpublished and I plan to write a philosophical novel when I get spare time, if I ever get some.

  Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

Male, born in 1976, autodidact, with love for music, design, programming and writing.

  What do you do for inspiration?

I usually study other people and their work. People are inspiring. When I do design I usually take screenshots and surf through my favorites and steal ideas (yeah I admit it) and remix them adding some of what I think they should be.

  Please list 3 of your favourite sites.

I like Wowwebdesigns.com , Linkdup.com and of course, FWA.

  What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?

To be capable of sustaining my focus on anything I like, and to keep learning / improving in these areas.

  What software couldn't you live without?

Flash! I also use Photoshop and dreamweaver a lot, but flash is just for me. For music I love Cubase SX.

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

I have 2 poetry books unpublished and I plan to write a philosophical novel when I get spare time, if I ever get some.

  What projects do you have in the pipeline?

I am programming games for wireless phones. The J2ME language has an actionscript taste so I am doing well. I am also recording my first album (the songs play at superhere), working in more flash videos and some flash sites… all under heavy construction.

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

www.2advanced.com, www.Fantasy-Interactive.com and www.Ego7.com.

  What effect on traffic do your new designs have?

Superhere is getting around 25.000 hits daily, but I guess the Music Makers Network (MMN) and the RadioBeat will get a lot more.

  Who is your target audience?

Young minded people with positive attitude and a fresh vision of life.

  What area of web design lacks the most?

HTML. It is dead and it should be pushed down.

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

It was crap… It was a demo for a company called Future Media Group, it had floating windows like the old 2advanced site. It's listed under the works / interactive section at superhere.

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

It was a game in "Monkey Island" style with inventory, multiple characters, dialog boxes, puzzles to solve, etc. It took me about 5 months and more than 10.000 lines of code. A company called Clase Inc. released it on CD.

  Do you think Flash is here to stay?

If you ask me, Flash sucks when you try to build complex things, and I am always trying to. Flash is here to stay, but it should absorb some of the cool features of Director (like the 3d, the access to the system resources and the plugins) and to go even farther. We need to get rid of some silly limitations.

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

I didn’t go to school but sometimes I wish I had. Then I worked as a teacher for like two years and I found it sooo slow for the students. The Internet can give you all the information you need when you’re ready to get it.

So, it depends on the school, teachers and classmates. You need a good mix but your own desire for success is still the most important thing. I think the perfect cocktail is going to a damn good school while you freelance.

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

Having a good website and a good presentation email to offer my services.

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

I learned all by myself, with a couple of books (Friends of Ed, they rule) and some FLAs I got from www.flashkit.com . After some months of practice I started teaching flash / actionscript in a local institute, and I learned a lot from my students questions. I wanted to write a book for novices some time ago, but instead I am publishing tutorials and source codes at superhere.

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

Argentinean chocolate. Uh I bought a powerful PC two weeks ago but it doesn’t count.

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

I work at home and I am usually naked.

  Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?

Well, life takes time. Focus, practice, learn, and improve.

  It's been a privilege, Yohami, thankyou.

The privilege is mine, you guys rule.

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