Elsewhere on the Web – Interview Edition No. 2

Elsewhere on the Web - Interview Edition

Things have been fairly quiet here on the blog recently – but it hasn’t been for lack of writing!

This last month, I’ve been asked to participate in several interviews (including a yet to be published group interview). If you’ve always wanted to know more about the face behind iDesign Studios, you’ve come to the right place!

Below is a bit of a sneak peek into more in-depth interviews at Michaelbox and The Geek Talk that answer a few questions about who I am, what I do, some of my favorite practices in web design and freelancing, as well as a few off-the-wall questions…

Anyone up for a game of Rock / Paper / Scissors? LOL

Interview on Michaelbox


By Michael Beckwith – May 12, 2010
read the full interview

  • Who are you and what do you do?
  • What is one thing that you would love to see avail­able in a default word­press install, that isn’t presently there?
  • Where were you on the night of Feb­ru­ary 30th, 2002? Don’t try to lie your way out of this one, we have leads say­ing you were frat­er­niz­ing, with Curlz MT Font!
  • You are also a twit­ter­holic, along with Grace Smith, but attended last week’s meet­ing only after a heavy amount of arm twist­ing. Who are some peo­ple that you think every­one should follow?
  • You are stranded on a desert island and find a bot­tle and blank piece of parch­ment to be used for a res­cue mes­sage. What font would you use for the message?
  • What are a cou­ple things you miss about any 9–5 cubi­cle life that you’ve expe­ri­enced? It would be hard to argue that there are no ben­e­fits to that career path over a free­lanc­ing path.
  • When birds stand on power lines and don’t get hurt, it’s most likely because of…
  • Do you have any per­sonal quotes that you’d like to share with the internet?
  • What CSS3/HTML5 ele­ments have you wig­gling in your chair the most?
  • Can you recall any client moments that really made you go *facepalm*?
  • If you were an LOL­Cat, what would be your caption?
  • Favorite Inter­net Meme?
  • If you could visit any art age in the past, which would you choose and for how long?
  • It’s the show­down to end all show­downs, the bat­tle of epic pro­por­tions! It’s brought king­doms down to their knees and made once-brave war­riors trem­ble in fear! It’s Pirates vs Nin­jas duel­ing to the death in Rock/Paper/Scissors. Which side are you on and which hand do you throw?
  • Any clos­ing com­ments or thoughts?

Interview on The Geek Talk

The Geek Talk

By The Geek Talk – May 19, 2010
read the full interview

  • Do you have a personal Brand?
  • How do you find design inspiration and colours for a new project?
  • What does your typical day look like?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • Current favorite apps?
  • What OS do you prefer?
  • Small picture for your Workplace?
  • Favorite: Color, Font, Language, JS Framework?
  • Name something that has inspired you recently?
  • What do you prefer (and why)? Freelance work or full time employment?
  • What are your personnel projects and goals for 2010?

Looking for More?

I’ve been very fortunate to have been asked to write guest posts for several blogs and participate in other interviews over the last few years. If you’re curious, you can view those guest posts and interviews, read my biography, or even find out how to pronounce my name. Yes, I get just about every pronunciation imaginable – except the correct one, of course!

Saying Thanks!

It goes without saying that I’d like to thank Michaelbox and The Geek Talk for taking the time to include me in their interview series! I hope you’ll have a look at the posts to find out more about me, and the other great designers these sites have featured, as well!


  1. says

    It sounds like you have been busy! I’ll be looking forward to more news and updates from you. Interviews are always interesting.

  2. says

    As far as OS goes in question, no reason not to chose XP, either your linux or windows user, can all agree on XP.

    Would have loved some interview as well with you :)
    Good ones.

  3. Wepaar says

    Firt visit to your blog today and found something interesting. thank you so much for the posts…! Keep up posting

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