I’m very chuffed to say that Issue 5 of the gorgeous Offscreen Magazine is now available to be pre-ordered and it features an interview with me! You can see me in the sample spread above, resplendent in my special ‘webmaster’ lab coat that I wear to work. What’s more, I get to be in the same issue as these fantastic people:
In our fifth issue we speak to Mac-app and iOS-game designer Neven Mrgan, entrepreneur and body-hacker Ryan Carson, mobile photography enthusiast Jessica Zollman, icon design maestro Jon Hicks, the CEO of dorm-room startup Squarespace, Anthony Casalena, and Malaysian-American web designer and avid cyclist Naz Hamid.
All the photographs for my interview were taken in February by my friend Al Power on what was easily the darkest and coldest day of the year. It’s a testament to his skill that that they look so good!
Pre-order Issue 5 here
Earlier this week I recorded an interview with Chris Bowler for his Creatiplicity podcast. Chris has a very genial style and the whole affair felt very relaxed and enjoyable! Its not just about The Icon Handbook either, we discussed everything from parenting to cheese.
Pop along for a listen!
Go to Craft, Parenting and Cheese with Jon Hicks
Daniel Bogan asked me a few weeks ago about what hardware and software I use, as part of ‘The Setup’. My interview is now live, but looking back my responses sound a bit clipped! Sorry about that.
I also mention how I’m waiting for cloud services to mature. Since the interview, Apple announced iCloud, but this still doesn’t go far enough yet, and as I mention, it’s as dependant on the networks used to access it as much as the server serving it. Anyway, it’s another step in the right direction, so maybe it won’t be that long until I can ditch upkeeping a local NAS drive with all my movies and music?
Go to The Setup
Those nice chaps over at Iconfinder.com recently interviewed me about how I started, Icon Design, the upcoming Icon Handbook. Pop along and have a read if you’re so inclined!
Go to Interview for Iconfinder.com
Shameless plug ahoy. The latest issue of the UK’s MacUser magazine (2nd September, #18) has a double-spread interview with myself, for its ‘20/20’ series. It was all a bit of rush, so my answers aren’t the most entertaining or eloquently written, but I’m as chuffed as Jack the Biscuit to be in there! ;o)
Russ Weakley of the Web Standards Group, a man known for only ever having 10 questions, has been directing those questions at me. You can now read the result, talking about how I got into web standards design and why I’ve got this thing about browsers.
The current issue of Computer Arts Projects (“Typography”, #57 April 2004) features an article on icon design, which includes a couple of excerpts from an interview with me, next to luminaries such as Susan Kare and Gedeon Maheux (Iconfactory). I feel like a bit of an imposter next to these gurus, but its real nice to get my first ‘real’ bit of press.
(I got a very wee mention in MacUser last month, but this one feels like the first.)
Justin Goodlett (AKA Skinny J) has just posted another in his new series of interviews with designers. This time it was me that was being grilled about web standards, Firefox and freelancing. Read the result here.
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