If the domain hasn't given it away, my name is indeed James Now•land, and I am graphic designer - specialising in web design based out of Newcastle, Australia.

For lack of a better phrase, I'm a design geek. I am interested in things that most people don't consciously appreciate, such as the way a great online experience is crafted through the combination of beautiful interface, appropriate use of technology and smart wireframes. I love minimal designs and the process in removing the unnecessary elements.

While I'm a "designer" - I have a passion for digital marketing. There is something about the unique ability of being able to track and monitor everything, which gives an intriguing insight to human thoughts. I have a real appreciation for seeing the results of highly targeted marketing combined with a user friendly website.

By The numbers

  • 1985

    First Breath of air.

  • 1997

    Finished Primary School - Career aspirations: Butcher.

  • 1998

    First encounter online, via the screeching of a 28.8k modem.

  • 2000

    First Website designed and built. Enough animations on the page to give a person an epileptic fit.

  • 2002

    First Paid Website Gig.

  • 2004 - 2007

    Studying for my Graphic Design Diploma.

  • 2008

    Moved to Sydney with a job in eLearning as a 'flash designer'.

  • 2009

    Moved back to Newcastle, where I was contracting for two design companies, eLearning and a Newcastle advertising agency.

  • 2010

    Around the world trip, 4.5 Months holiday, Married girl of my dreams. Contracted full time as a Digital designer with Newcastle design/advertising agency.

  • Now

    Working as a Digital Designer, designing websites, iPhone apps, assisting national clients with embracing the touch revolution. Loving it, the awesome people I work with and the beachside lifestyle I've become accustomed to.

Skills

This site was designed in Adobe Illustrator with some photoshop to top it off. It was then coded up by my own two hands. Using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery/Javascript and PHP.

This site is optimised for mobile web and also desktop, using CSS3 Media Queries and a side of jQuery for the menu. The CSS styling was based on Andy Clark's 320 and up framework.

Other things I bring to the table. Email Marketing Design, Facebook Landing Pages, site reports, iPhone apps and consulting, Display Banner Advertisements.

OTHER THINGS I LIKE THAT AREN'T THAT NERDY

  • Rugby

  • Tennis

  • Running

  • MMA

  • Traveling

  • Chess*

    * May still be very nerdy.