Hello! I’m Steve, a designer who codes. I built my first website when I was around 12 in a school class using Microsoft Frontpage. I didn’t think too much of it, but it eventually became a hobby for me. Which led me to University, where I graduated in July 2011 and shortly after found a job. That’s me in summary.
I studied web development, which people tend to find strange; as I consider myself a designer. However, the course was far from development focused. I believe the course is what you make of it and “web development” wouldn’t be considered an accurate reflection based on the work.
I focused on designing websites, this allowed me to gain better understanding of usability, information architecture and design as a whole. If I had taken a graphic design or art course, I wouldn’t have had access to making as many websites.
As a designer, I enjoy the whole process, but specialise in user interface and user experience. I think the amount of years I have been doing this have helped me into a more unique position. I’m happy coding and designing equally, it helps make a better end product.