I started making websites when I was about fourteen years old. I was hooked from the very beginning. I created a GeoCities website that was titled “Kyle’s Cool Page,” and yes, it was cool. Decked out in dancing babies, hideous animated images, and every amazing link I could possibly think of, I ventured into the realm of the world wide web and never looked back. It was a gruesome beast, but it was my beast.
The thing that I found most alluring was the very nature of the online experience. It’s an ideal medium in which both design and technology can collide. They are two things that seem so unfamiliar to each other, so contrasting and dissimilar. Technology is hard, unforgiving, and before all else, logical. Design, on the other hand, is fluid, formless, and ever-changing. Designing websites gives me the opportunity to exercise both sides of my brain, to create and implement ideas in a rapidly changing environment that reinvents itself every few years.
It’s an exciting field to work in. While I will always dream for something fantastical and amazing in my life, such as becoming a novelist or even a musician (don’t we all?), the reality of the interim has proved to suit me just fine. Web design has found a comfortable place in my professional life, and I dare say that I even enjoy it.
Interested in having me design your next web project? Get in touch.