How did you first become interested in web design?
When I was in college in the ’90s, I was bored with my computer science classes. It was mostly theoretical. So in my spare time, I created fun and personal websites because I realized I could use my programming skills to make practical things. One site I made, pseudodictionary.com, got very popular—it was featured in Wired. That led me to quit university and take a job at an agency where I could be something fairly new: a web designer.
Why should designers express their personal opinions as part of their public presence?
The fear of expressing yourself never goes away. I’ve been pretty honest and open about who ... more