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by • Mar 12, 2014

Aside from the short web design course that you mentioned, you said that you are almost entirely self-taught. What did you learn in that original web design course, that introduced you to Photoshop, that allowed you to make a career out of creating interfaces? 

The course gave me an opportunity to develop skills in an area that I loved. When I realised what could be done using Photoshop and (back then) Flash, it opened a new door for me. I was straight off doing brochure sites or flash banners for small businesses, and it was from those small sites, that I got my first job as an in-house designer in a small property company. Even to this day, I’m still taking on side projects. I think it’s so important for any designer to be constantly trying to improve. Without that desire to learn, you will be left behind in such fast moving industry.

I feel very lucky that I have such passion for something that pays the bills. I can’t imagine what I’d be doing now if it was not for design. Like that quote says, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

by shamai

Shamai is the creator of inmonsey. He is a web designer and a developer. When he is not working on inmonsey he is busy, writing, brainstorming, and working on other projects. And if he's not doing that, he's wasting his time... So often he is found doing the latter.