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
First Breath of air.
Finished Primary School - Career aspirations: Butcher.
First encounter online, via the screeching of a 28.8k modem.
First Website designed and built. Enough animations on the page to give a person an epileptic fit.
First Paid Website Gig.
2004 - 2007
Studying for my Graphic Design Diploma.
Moved to Sydney with a job in eLearning as a 'flash designer'.
Moved back to Newcastle, where I was contracting for two design companies, eLearning and a Newcastle advertising agency.
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.
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.
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
* May still be very nerdy.