Interviews

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Original interviews are a new offering from the IDA team. We will be adding more as time goes on, so if you have anyone you would like to see interviewed, let us know: interviews@idarchive.com

Interview with Jamie Kosoy

Jamie Kosoy is an award-winning programmer, educator and technologist. He’s the Founder & Technology Director at Arbitrary. Jamie teaches in the MFA Design + Technology program at Parsons. Prior to that Jamie was Technology Director at Big Spaceship, a TechStars mentor and teacher at General Assembly.
How would you describe the work that you do…to a 5th grader…or your parents? Whoa two totally different audiences! To 5th graders I’d start with my past. I’d tell them that I used to make web sites for movies and television shows, then made NikeAir.com and Skittles.com and now I make iPhone Apps and games

Interview with Grant Skinner

Creator of RegExr & CreateJS, Grant Skinner is an internationally recognized leader in the field of rich internet application development. He is currently the Chief Architect and CEO of gskinner, inc., developing innovative systems for progressive corporate clients and top agencies.
How would you describe the work that you do…to a 5th grader…or your parents? That depends on whether you’re asking about my company or me personally. My company builds engaging interactive experiences for smart clients like Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, and EA. My team relies on me to “make anything better”. I’ve had a varied career

Interview with Shane Mielke

Former Creative Director at 2Advanced. Shane is an award winning Creative Director, Designer, Front-end Developer, Photographer and writer with experience in all aspects of web development.
How would you describe the work that you do…to a 5th grader…or your parents? Typically I just tell people that I’m a photographer and graphic artist who works on websites, video games and mobile apps. Those are all visual things that most people are familiar with so that I don’t need any deeper explanations. I’ve

Interview with Simon C Page

Simon is a London based Graphic Designer and Illustrator. With a philosophy of "Good design excites", he strives to combine graphic design and creating work that genuinely stimulates people's emotions.
How would you describe the work that you do…to a 5th grader…or your parents? I would keep it simple and describe my work as simply digital design and that I am a freelance digital designer. It’s easier with my parents as I show them a magazine illustration, a new print, a scarf or wallpaper on