We featured Matt Rossi earlier this month and couldn't resist making this the month of Matt. Matt McInerney comes from pixelspread. If your name is Matt submit a CSS design and we will get your profile up before the end of the month.
CSS Burst: What are some of your latest designs that you are most proud of?
MM: Fbook.us, Tweetgift.com Olddeerfieldproductions.org, Pixelspread.com, Tumbl.us
CSS Burst: How did you get into web design?
MM: It just seemed like the logical extension of creating graphics on the computer. When I was in my early teens, it seemed like the perfect way to share the art I was creating on a computer with the world. That just lead to learning more and more about design for the web.
CSS Burst: How do you prepare yourself mentally for a new design?
MM: I try to find some kind of inspiration. Not necessarily inspiration from other web design or design in generally. It's often times a lot more interesting to find inspiration from other types of media.
CSS Burst: Does your mood affect the design you put out?
MM: Possibly, if it's a design for myself, but if it's a design I'm doing for someone else, I'd like to think my mood has much less to do with it than what they actually need, and what the design needs to be. It's my experience and inspirations that affect my design far more than my mood.
CSS Burst: What is one of the most important pieces of information you get from a client? Colors? Logo tie in? Audience?
MM: Obviously the companies brand is important if you need to work within those bounds, but I find it more interesting to find out kind of sites my clients gravitate to. It's a good way to gauge what you need to appeal to.
CSS Burst: Do you have any advice for designers just getting into web design?
MM: Every time you see a new technique on the web, find out how it's done. Go look at sites by your favorite designs and find out how everything comes together. And just keep designing more and more
Tue, January 15, 2008
by CSS Burst