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The biggest rewards come when you challenge your fears. Mine was many years ago when I was brave enough to accept working as a teacher at a media college for six months (I'm dyslexic).

  Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

I'm an Art Director for an advertising company that went interactive.

  What do you do for inspiration?

Books, exhibitions, movies or just sitting and staring in my garden in Montpellier, France.

  Please list 3 of your favourite sites.

I start my day with a cup of coffee in front of dn.se (one of the few good Swedish newspapers). I use www.linkdup.com to keep me updated on new sites and www.flashkit.com to get or give help to fellow flashers.

  What software couldn't you live without?

Photoshop and flash.

  What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?

The biggest rewards come when you challenge your fears. Mine was many years ago when I was brave enough to accept working as a teacher at a media college for six months (I'm dyslexic).

Afterwards the students gave me a painting and I have it next to my computer so I don't forget to be brave.

  What projects do you have in the pipeline?

I've just got some new big clients but the project that I dream about at night is a site for a design book. They don't pay me but I can do what I want. I'll release it within two months.

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

I have no clue. I'm not really following what the big ones are doing.

  What effect on traffic do your new designs have?

I was very surprised by the success I had with my portfolio site. Last month I had 52 000 visitors. Why? Well, I don't really know, but perhaps it could be that it's different.

  What area of web design lacks the most?

Personality! To explore and to be faithful to your own creativity is hard. Much harder than looking at what others are doing.

  Who is your target audience?

In my professional work it's the target group of my client. For the work I do for fun, it's the flash/design community.

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

It was for a printing company and it looked like a test print with cutting marks etc. They changed it; I guess they were tired of the huge gif animation on the first page with a paper flying around in a printing press! =D

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

No books

  What was the toughest thing you ever did with Flash?

I'm kind of proud of my 3D engines and they are a part of most of my projects.

  Do you think Flash is here to stay?

YES! But I think Shockwave will have more success now when people have broadband. There is so much cool stuff you can do with Lingo.

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

I work at home so it's basically underpants but I try to get proper clothing on before my wife comes home from work. I have nothing against good labels.

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

For me the driving force is passion and curiosity. Advice… hmm… Try to work on your own style rather than looking at others' work.

You are the best in the world at doing your own thing but always the second if you copy.

  Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?

Be nice!


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