ThomThom's Website

New Career, New Design

20 Jun 07 - 11:37

So I graduated with a BA in modelmaking last year. Something I really enjoyed, but I'm not sure about my place in the modelmaking industry. That's why I've the last few months have tried myself as professional webdesigner.

I've had it as a hobby for several years; doing my own little project. I've constantly been reading articles about webdesign, new web technology, user interfaces, user experiences. And I've always enjoyed creating things.

Webdesign combines two of my interests. The visual creative part where I play with colours, typography, compositions; how to present the content and lead the user through the whole experience of visiting the site. Then you got the more logic side of me where I code. XHTML, XML, CSS, JS and PHP all of them which is different languages of code. I like to code. I like it when it all comes together with each other and the visual. It's like playing with LEGO.

So far it's been good. I think I feel more comfortable with webdesign than I do with modelmaking. However, I wish webdesign didn't chain you to the desk. And I do miss more hands on creativity. Time to find a new hobby to replace webdesign which is now my profession I suppose.

I'm still working on the site. It's too large that I want to wait until everything is done before I put it online. So I put smaller sections up as I go along. Most of the blogging system is working now. Next on the list is the gallery which I urgently need to get online; need it to present my portfolio. The work have been delayed as I lately have had freelance jobs coming in taking priority.

And finally; I'm moving back to Norway next month! Yup! After four years I'm now going back. It'll be Trondheim first, but I'm not sure where I'll end up eventually. I'm feeling somewhat like a stranger already. Four years is a long-ish time, and things change. I'm curious to what awaits me.

P.S. If you need a website designed, or know someone else which need one; let me know!


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