Our new team member, Richard

"All websites should have…”

…an easy-to-understand means of finding what you’re looking for, regardless of the device you’re browsing on. That means the site should have a clear purpose that recognises your reason for visiting, and provides you with quick and easy access to the information that’s of most interest to you. The site designers should work harder to save you time and make your life easier. And the best sites are the ones that resonate with you personally – and keep you coming back.

What was the last book you read?

The last book I actually finished was “The Dark Tower”, the eighth and final chapter in Stephen King’s fantasy/alternative-reality series of the same name. King actually started writing when he was 23, and added to it over the course of his career. It ends up being 4,250 pages in total and has a slow start, but gets progressively more engrossing. By the end it’s quite mind-bending in its treatment of the concepts of time and perceived reality. I’m looking forward to the upcoming movie based on the first entry, “The Gunslinger”.

If you didn't work in the web, what do you imagine you would be doing?

This is the only job I’ve ever wanted to do, so I haven’t had to do too much soul-searching in that regard. I’d probably work with disadvantaged children, to give them the best shot at working through their individual circumstances.

A fact most people wouldn't know about Richard?

I do have another passion, which is DJing and producing electronic music. I started collecting records in 2000 and used to play at local nights. I started producing in 2002 and started playing out every few months from about 2005 to 2009. I had a few digital releases during this time as well. I cooled things off for a while to focus on work and family, but last year I managed to log some meaningful studio time which has been very rewarding.

 

Thank you for taking time, Richard!