Zoho:Lab – What’s it all about? Not sure yet but hopefully it will be fun working it out.
A bit about me: Philip Hodges
I originally trained as an apprentice graphic designer with a pre-press house in Sydney called Network Graphics while attending the Sydney College of Graphic Arts. I don’t think Networks is around any more but that was many, many years ago. After qualifying I moved through a couple of companies (Australian Consolidated Press, Kestral Digital Colour) learning and picking up new skills along the way. I even did a stint working for an IT department sorting out digital work flows and Colour Space at TFG (Saatchi & Saatchi’s production house) – Never again. It involved hours of repetitive colour sampling.
After co-running my own company (Digital Scalpel Limited) for ten years with offices in London, Manchester, Brighton and Cambridge I have now settled down to the care free life of a freelance/contractor specializing in digital design, primarily on the UX/UI side and usually involving rapid prototyping in Flash/Flex and ActionScript etc, although not always. Sometimes I still produce HTML/JS/CSS etc and as time moves on I am sure I will be doing more of these projects in HTML 5.
Since focusing on freelance/contract work in 2008 I have been extremely lucky to work on a wide range of projects and for a diverse group of companies ranging from creative agencies to tier 1 investment banks.
A bit about Zoho:Lab (i.e. this blog)
I decided to set this blog up as I wanted somewhere I could put up examples of non-commercial projects, prototypes, experiments, tutorials and general ramblings etc and keep them separate from my work portfolio on zoho.co.uk here.
I am hoping that people might take an interest and leave comments, good or bad etc.
So here we go…