I’ve been involved with design since 1986 when I first started work at Austin Knight Advertising in London’s Soho Square, since then I’ve gone on to work in recruitment advertising, magazine publishing, marketing and multimedia. I love the creative process, bringing an idea to life, this is why I particularly enjoy working in web and multimedia; taking a concept, creating lines of code and making something that people can interact with. I also into learning new things and pushing myself – from online training courses such as Treehouse(recommended), CodeSchool and Lynda(.com) to teaching myself to use Cheetah3D (an excellent 3D modeling application) to create Illustrations for a brochure that I was designing.
Over the years I’ve become very proficient in many applications; from Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Quark Xpress and InDesign, to the tools of the web trade: Dreamweaver, Flash(RIP) and Director, Coda, PHPStorm, Pinegrow and Sublime Text.
Apart from programming, my second passion is music and I have built a little studio based around Macs and a PC running ProTools, Logic, Reason, Ableton Live and the classic Opcode Studio Vision Pro. Complete with a pile of synths, samplers and drum machines – take a Look, I’ve even managed to sell a few tracks on Audiojungle. Have a listen via the link.
As well as composing, creating synths in Reaktor, MAX/MSP and making sample libraries, I also like to take photographs – “Click!”, and still harbour an earlier ambition to be a comic illustrator.
Robert Gage-Smith : robgs
Web Design and Development
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