Our first designer interviewed of 2008 in our CSS Designer Spotlight is Matt Rossi. Matt has over 10 years experience in web design, but also does logo & branding, print and multimedia.
CSS Burst: What are some of your latest designs that you are most proud of?
MR: Visit http://ifohdesigns.com/our-work/web (there you can find my latest work, or at least the latest that I have uploaded).
CSS Burst: How did you get into web design?
CSS Burst: How do you prepare yourself mentally for a new design?
MR: Inspiration, CSS gallery sites, such as your own, and trying to notice aspects of web design in real every day life.
CSS Burst: Does your mood affect the design you put out?
MR: Absolutely, working a 9-5 job can put a stress on creativity and that is never a good thing.
CSS Burst: What is one of the most important pieces of information you get from a client? Colors? Logo tie in? Audience?
MR: Content. A client can speak all they want about what they want, or what they like, but until you see their content for yourself, it is all a bunch of nod-and-say-yes.
CSS Burst: Do you have any advice for designers just getting into web design?
MR: Be honest and true to yourself. Always think "would I actually use this?" and "how can I make this better?" Making things complicated is much easier than making things simple, and simple key. Users are dumb, so try to be a user more often and your designs will work!
Thanks Matt for taking the time to answer our questions for our CSS Designer Spotlight series.
Stop back by for more CSS Designer Spotlights in the future.
Tue, January 1, 2008
by Chad Jaggers