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Never limit yourself… it's healthy to have big ideas then scale down from there.

  Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

Peter Gomes, Art Director, Arc Worldwide, Toronto.

Living online for the past 7 years, with a background in photography, film and balloon shaped animals.

  What do you do for inspiration?

Steal drawings from my 8-year old niece. Read…look at the world around me.

  Please list 3 of your favourite sites.

For now they are…

http://www.leoburnett.ca

you knew I’d say that…

http://www.corpsebridemovie.com

http://www.beck.com

http://www.vodafonemayfly.co.uk

…but they change daily cause I can’t make up my mind.

  What software couldn't you live without?

Itunes…no, CoverFlow....no, no, Photoshop.

  What projects do you have in the pipeline?

I’d have to kill you if I told you. You’ll see soon enough.

  Who is your target audience?

The world.

  What area of web design lacks the most?

Purpose.

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

We don’t talk about that anymore.

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

Acting out how animation would work…which led to a bit part on Broadway

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

www.leoburnett.ca

  Do you think Flash is here to stay?

Not just stay but evolve.

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

School is definitely your best option. But it’s not just about design/graphic classes.

You should experiment with many mediums and take a variety of classes ’cause they will all influence you creatively.

It’s a lot tougher to get into the field without educational experience. You still need to read and write.

What’s most important is what comes from inside and being passionate about what you do… that’s something you can’t get from education.

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

Since I haven’t been living since the 1930’s I’d have to say….it has always been about great work.

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

Never limit yourself… it’s healthy to have big ideas then scale down from there. Then try to figure out how to make it happen.

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

A trip to Peru to climb a mountain.

  Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?

Anything is possible.

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


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