I’d love to tell you it was a great piece of work or a specific designer that got me into interactive design, but in truth it was an unhealthy amount of time spent playing video games.
Some may scoff, but I believe video games deliver interactive experiences and it was these that helped inspire me to get creative.
Besides my appetite, okay addiction, to video games, I suppose I better give some credit to my friends and family too who, from an early age, kept telling me I was ‘arty’ and I have a great imagination.
I think their support gave me the confidence to pursue a career in design. But more than that, video games helped me realize I wanted to design things that a user could interact with on screen, much like the video games themselves.
To this day I still get the same satisfaction from completing a web project that works beautifully as I do from completing the latest action-packed video game title.