94 Interviews With 39 Designers, Developers And Bloggers

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Have you ever wondered about secrets of becoming succesful on design world? Interviews with your fuglemans will show you a little part of each of their success story and help you understand their successes.

Maybe you’ll be able to learn from their mistakes and adapt your work and aspect?  Be sure to read some of these interviews to gain some guidelines in design world. I’ve learn a lot from those interviews and such inspiration helps me as well in daily development stage!

1. Magnus Jepson of WooThemes

Magnus Jepson is a co-founder of WooThemes, a brilliant designer whose distinct style have become immensely popular. His design skills have helped push the aesthetics and functionality of WordPress themes to a whole new level.

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2. David Airey of LogoDesignLove

David Airey is an internationally respected logo designer and creative. He blogs, designs, and has recently authored his very own Logo Design Love book.

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3. Chris Spooner of Spoon Graphics

Chris Spooner is a talented young blogger, designer, and developer for Spoon Graphics and Line 25. His articles have made a lasting impact on the design community – from informative tutorials to inspirational showcases.

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4. Henry Jones of WebDesignLedger

Henry Jones is a freelance designer and blogger. He runs WebDesignLedger.

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5. Nick Roach of Elegant Themes

Nick Roach is the creator and owner of Elegant Themes, a top-notch premium WordPress theme provider. His company has grown at an incredible speed since its founding, and captures a wide niche of the WordPress themes marketplace. Nick’s designs are clean, elegant, simple, and aesthetic.

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6. Jacob Cass of Just Creative Design

Jacob Cass is an incredibly talented logo designer and blogger under the name Just Creative Design. He has worked with clients from around the world and has recently moved to New York City to work with Carrot Creative.

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7. Fabio Sasso of Abduzeedo

Fabio Sasso is a designer, blogger, and Photoshp guru. He runs the insanely popular design community, Abduzeedo. He has written dozens of Photoshop tutorials that have been widely received by the design niche. His skills and style have helped push the world of design to the next level.

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8.David Appleyard of Design Shack, Mac.appstorm and Photo.tutsplus

David Appleyard is a blogger for several large websites including Design Shack – one of the first and greatest CSS galleries on the web – and several Envato websites, including AppStorm and PhotoTuts. In this interview, David shares his insight on design, inspiration, and time management.

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9. Jacob Gube of SixRevisions

Jacob Gube (pronounced goob-eh) is a web designer and manager of Six Revisions, one of the largest online web design and development blogs on the internet. SixRevisions has published over 450 articles from over 30 contributors, making it an incredibly useful source of tutorials, guides, tips, and tricks. Jacob has been working online for over 8 years and his experience and expertise speak loudly in his articles.

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10. Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz of SmashingMagazine

The Smashing Magazine is an online magazine dedicated to designers and web-developers. Its main purpose is to deliver high quality content related to web design regularly. It is maintained by Vitaly Friedman, a freelancing web-developer and Sven Lennartz, the chief-editor of the German web design magazine Dr. Web.

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11. Collis and Cyan Ta’eed of Envato

Collis and Cyan founded Envato in 2006. Now Envato runs over 15 tutorial sites, blogs and marketplaces. Envato is one of the largest design related companies.

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12. David Leggett of Tutorial9

David Leggett, the creative mind behind Tutorial9 and the upcoming BetterBlogger.net. David was recently named by Retire at 21 as one of the web’s top young bloggers – 21 and under. An amazing achievement like this deserves some recognition

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13. Chris Coyier of CSS Tricks

Many of us here at Net.tuts are big fans of Chris Coyier and his work on CSS-Tricks.com. Throughout the years Chris has published many tutorials, websites, and scripts to help designers and developers improve their skills. At this interview, we will sit down with the man behind these articles, and chat with him about CSS, design, and life in the town of Portland.

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14. Dion Almaer of Ajaxian

Dion Almaer, a British expat living in Silicon Valley, tries to build user experiences that developers care about at Mozilla in a role that allows him to think about making life easier for Open Web developers.

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15. Vlad Gerasimov of Vladstudio

Digital artist, Vlad Gerasimov, who is from Irkutsk, Russia. He runs Vladstudio which specializes in creating wallpapers for computers and mobile devices.
In this interview, Vlad shares with us his humble beginnings as a designer and how he got started with creating wallpapers as full-time self-employment. He also shares his ideas, inspirations, and future plans. Vlad has a unique style of illustration, with simple lines and shapes. His work has great themes, which promises to win the hearts of viewers and make them happy!

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16. David Walsh of David Walsh Blog

David Walsh  is a well-known, twenty-six year old, web developer in the community. In addition to his blog, he contributed to the creation of Script and Style, and is a core team member for the Mootools framework. Today, we’ll talk with him about his day-to-day workflow, JavaScript, and web development in general.

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17. Inside the Mind of ThemeForest’s Top Selling Author

Kriesi is ThemeForest’s top selling author; he, last month, broke the record of most sales in a single month, across all of the Envato marketplaces! It’s even more shocking when we consider the fact that he’s only 27 years old! In this interview, we’ll dive into his work process, and hopefully steal some tips and inspiration!

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18. Maksim Loginov and Vladmir Loginov of Hand Made Font

Straight from Estonia, the guys from HandMadeFont give as all access to their studio and tell us a lot of special details about their incredibly typography and font work done by hand.

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19. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. As a Harvard student, he created the online social website Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates. Facebook is a social networking site popular worldwide. Zuckerberg serves as Facebook’s CEO. Time Magazine added Zuckerberg as one of The World’s Most Influential People of 2008. Zuckerberg fell under the Scientists & Thinkers category for his web phenomenon, Facebook, and ranked 52 out of 101 people

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20. Michael Martin of Pro Blog Design

Michael Martin is a blogger and designer at Pro Blog Design. He has had a large influence on the design community with his in-depth and incredibly useful articles on his blog.

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21. Six Questions: Eric Meyer on CSS3

Eric A. Meyer knows a thing or two about standards-based CSS and HTML development. He’s a distinguished expert on CSS and HTML, an author of numerous books on CSS, co-founder of An Event Apart, a coveted guest speaker, a member of the A List Apart crew, and  founder of Complex Spiral Consulting

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22. Martin LeBlanc Eigtved of IconFinder

An interview with Martin Leblanc the creative genius behind Icon Finder, An amazing interview where Martins shares why he set up icon finder, future plans for the site and his marketing strategy for promoting Icon Finder.

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23. Interview with Professional Freelance Web Designer Shay Howe

In this interview with Shay, discussing the ups and downs of living the freelancing life, some great tips for those interested in becoming a freelance designer, plus a whole lot more! Avid readers of FreelanceSwitch will recognize where Shay is coming from, and anyone interested in the freelancing or work-from-home profession should absolutely give this interview a read!

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24. Interview with Little Box of Ideas Design Blog

Little Box of Ideas boasts a great blog with tons of resources  for the design  community. To anyone interested in getting the inside scoop on this fantastic design inspiration blog.

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25. Jad Limcaco of DesignInformer

Jad Limcaco is the man behind DesignInformer. Besides blogging he’s also a freelancer.

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26. Bruce Livingstone of iStockphoto

Bruce is the founder of iStockphoto, the world’s biggest FREE image and stock website on the Internet. Back in 2006 Bruce sold iStockphoto for $50 million to Getty Images and has since stayed on as the CEO and in this interview he shares his top tips and lets us know how he has built up iStockphoto to such a high level.

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27. Nate Whitehill of UniqueBlogDesigns

Nate is a mid-twenties Internet nerd, business owner, blog designer and race car fan. He work sfor a company he co-founded, Unique Blog Designs (UBD). He has been living the Internet lifestyle for almost well over two years and it has been exciting, to say the least.

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28. Liam McKay of Function

Liam McKay is the founder of Function, icon and wordpress theme creator.

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29. Mark Harbottle of 99designs

Mark Harbottle is a co-founder of sitepoint.com, and founder of the recently launched 99designs.com.

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30. Jon Phillips of Syprestudios

Jon Phillips is a freelance web designer and is a well known figure in the online community as the guy behind top design related sites Spyre Studios, Freelance Folder and Design Newz.

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31. Interface Designer Sam Brown

Sam Brown is a freelance Interface Designer from Scotland, who under the business name of Massive Blue creates a range of high quality websites, combining detailed design and top class code. Sam is also the guy behind such sites as Posh CSS, and the upcoming Remindness.

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32. Daniel Weinand of Shopify

Born and raised in Germany, Daniel decided to study computer science and music at the University of Dortmund. He discovered a new joy in programming after encountering Ruby. Daniel is the VP of Design in Shopify.

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33. Elliot Jay Stocks

Elliot Jay Stocks is a web designer, developer, author, speaker, and musician from Bristol, England. His designs are fresh, innovative, and inspiring. Elliot has spoken at several design conferences around the world, written his own book, and writes music in his spare time. Elliot is an incredibly creative person, and this interview will offer insight to his methods and design strategies.

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34. Danny Outlaw of OutlawDesignBlog

Danny is one of the raddest creatives this side of the Mason Dixon line. He has freelanced from all over the world, but most recently lived in Costa Rica.

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35. Andrew Egenes of DesignFloat.com

Andrew started DesignFloat 2 years ago. In this interview Andrew talks about his experience with creating a successful niche social media site.

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36. Andy Budd

Andy Budd is a user experience designer and partner at Clearleft. He runs the dConstruct and UX London conferences, created the Silverback usability testing application and wrote the book, CSS Mastery.

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37. Adii Rockstar of Woothemes

Adii Rockstar (born Adriaan Pienaar) is an entrepreneur, the co-founder of the very successful online startup WooThemes and a general creator of Rockstar Awesomeness.

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38. An Interview With The Best Design Blogs To look Out For In 2010

This is a great article which features an interview with 12 web/design blogs which were started up in 2009 and are essential design blogs to look out for in 2010.

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39. Group Interview of WordPress Theme Sellers

In this interview you have some top wordpress theme sellers. For anyone who has considered selling themes or templates, I think you will find a wealth of information from this experienced panel. If you’ve ever bought a WordPress theme or have wondered what it’s like to run a business selling themes, I think you’ll find some helpful info here as well.

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10 Comments Best Comments First
  • Brian Jones

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 14:31

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    Fantastic round up of interviews with top names. Thank you for this post and I look forward to reading these and gaining quite a bit from it.

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  • Tony

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 20:39

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    What an epic list of interviews!

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  • Christine

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 19:45

    3

    Great list and interviews! Jason Schuller of Press75.com and Themegarden.com is another top designer to follow!

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  • Albert Lie

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 15:18

    2

    Very nice lists! Worth reading for all graphic design blogger!

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  • Lena Tailor

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 17:24

    5

    What a great talent you have presented here.
    David Appleyard is awesome….

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  • Web Risorsa

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 08:14

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    I don’t think i have time to read all of the interviews.. But will try to do it and looking forward to see their responses on various question on design.

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  • Brian Weck

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 17:02

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    Regarding interview with Bruce Livingstone.

    iStockphoto is a decent stock media resource, especially for photos. Please keep in mind StockFuel as well for your stock media demands. Cheaper and easier to manage than most. Also, the payout is much higher than most microstock agencies.

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  • Michael Martin

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 18:46

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    Awesome collection of interviews! It’s great to read the thoughts of successful bloggers and designers like these. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a list of so many of them though, really great resource :)

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  • Kiran

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 15:19

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    Great Post, Liked it the most useful resources and tips

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  • Dude

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 10:19

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    Surprisingly (or perhaps not) little female designers/developers in this list…

    should we therefore conclude that female designers are not taken seriously enough (since there are plenty of them)???

    -1
  • Brian Weck

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 17:02

    10

    Regarding interview with Bruce Livingstone.

    iStockphoto is a decent stock media resource, especially for photos. Please keep in mind StockFuel as well for your stock media demands. Cheaper and easier to manage than most. Also, the payout is much higher than most microstock agencies.

    0
  • Michael Martin

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 18:46

    9

    Awesome collection of interviews! It’s great to read the thoughts of successful bloggers and designers like these. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a list of so many of them though, really great resource :)

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  • Kiran

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 15:19

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    Great Post, Liked it the most useful resources and tips

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  • Dude

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 10:19

    7

    Surprisingly (or perhaps not) little female designers/developers in this list…

    should we therefore conclude that female designers are not taken seriously enough (since there are plenty of them)???

    -1
  • Web Risorsa

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 08:14

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    I don’t think i have time to read all of the interviews.. But will try to do it and looking forward to see their responses on various question on design.

    0
  • Lena Tailor

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 17:24

    5

    What a great talent you have presented here.
    David Appleyard is awesome….

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  • Tony

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 20:39

    4

    What an epic list of interviews!

    0
  • Christine

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 19:45

    3

    Great list and interviews! Jason Schuller of Press75.com and Themegarden.com is another top designer to follow!

    0
  • Albert Lie

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 15:18

    2

    Very nice lists! Worth reading for all graphic design blogger!

    0
  • Brian Jones

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 14:31

    1

    Fantastic round up of interviews with top names. Thank you for this post and I look forward to reading these and gaining quite a bit from it.

    0

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