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My interactive resume website generates lots of traffic because it is fun. So much traffic that my previous hosting company gave up to host my website. I was mad but I was proud at the same time. Not so many website can bring down professional hosting company servers like mine :)

question Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

I am a multidisciplinary designer. I do illustration, graphic design, animation and programming. I am also a tech enthusiast and an NBA fan.

What do you do for inspiration?

Checking award websites, looking at design magazines, reading design news, walking around the city and lying on my bed.

What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?

I am very proud with my interactive resume website. I receive lots of design awards and make lots of news. I also get lots of positive feedbacks from people all around the world.

How many hours do you work each week?

I work 40 hours a week for my day job. I also work 20 hours a week for side projects.

How do you relax or unwind?

Reading news, watching sports, playing video games and running in the park.

If you weren't working on the internet what would you be doing?

I would become an illustrator or a game designer.

What's your favorite part of your job? What's the hardest part of your job? What do you do when you get stuck?

I like to come up with an idea and design a visual representation of it. I also like to do programming until something wrong happens to my codes and I can not figure it out. If I get stuck, I will stay away from my computer and take a walk in the park to clear up my mind.

What's the longest you've ever stayed up working on a project?

There was a time when I didn't sleep for a night to finish a project. It was not fun at all and hopefully it will never happen again.

If there are any pivotal experiences/decisions you could point to that helped shape your career, what would they be?

It sounds corny, but going to United States was a pivotal decision for me. I might already give up my design career if I didn’t do that.

What software could you not live without?

Photoshop and Illustrator.

What effect on traffic do your new designs have?

My interactive resume website generates lots of traffic because it is fun. So much traffic that my previous hosting company gave up to host my website. I was mad but I was proud at the same time. Not so many website can bring down professional hosting company servers like mine :)

Has winning FWA awards helped you in any way?

I am not the most confident guy out there, so winning FWA helps me a lot to convince myself that I am a talented dude.

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

Absolutely. Graphic design is not a rocket science and you can learn that easily now with so many design articles and tutorials out there. I met lots of awesome graphic designers whose education backgrounds have nothing to do with graphic design.

If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring FWA award submitter, what advice would you give them?

Just keep trying. I worked hard to build a personal website last year and I failed to get the awards that I really wanted. Rather than just dreaming for a better result, I decided to build another website and worked harder this year. My new website became wildly successful, it was my biggest achievement and I would miss it if I decided to stop trying.

What would be your ultimate vehicle to travel in?

Anything faster than the speed of light since I want to do time traveling :)

How do you keep your finger on the pulse of the latest web trends?

Reading lots of web design articles, looking at lots of award winning websites and discussing web design issues with my colleagues.

There must be a project that you have always dreamed of doing, what is it?

I will be very happy if I work on a real Super Mario game project, not just the resume one :)

What are you excited about learning next and is there a long term challenge you are considering tackling?

I will learn WebGL since I want to make 3D websites. It will be quite challenging to learn 3D programming but I consider that as a short term challenge rather than a long one.

Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?

Go with your talent and work really hard on it.

It has been a privilege, thanks very much

My pleasure.


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