Q: Hi Sam! Can you tell us a little about your personal background and how you got involved in the world of web design?
I’m the kid who spent more time sketching comic books than doing homework. I dreamed of illustrating Marvel Comics.
Sadly, somewhere down the line, I found myself nudged into ‘academic’ subjects, ‘better suited’ to a competitive job market. I emerged from University at 24 armed with a Politics degree and not a clue what happened next.
The web was still relatively young – Facebook had just launched and everything was exciting. I picked up a copy of Photoshop and a lifelong love affair with all things web design was born.
Having grown up in a small family business, I saw the impact this new medium could have on the health, happiness and fortune of those who did it well. I wanted to make a difference to small business owners like my folks – I still do.
I also owed that kid who loved to sketch comic books the opportunity to do what he does best. He’s carried me further than any Politics degree ever could have.