My background was in printing but in the late 90's I felt the print trade was moving towards the digital age so I moved my skill set to digital publishing and with that came an interest in web design.
My childhood hobby was photography. I came from a family of professional photographers but didn't want to do it as a job, so when home video editing became a reality in the late 80's I had found a true love.
I think I drove my family nuts with my movies, but it did give me a feel for what people like and how to get a message across in a limited time frame. Movies are bit like books, if you can't hook them in at the very start people loose interest very fast.
So, after spending a few years building websites, it became a natural progression for me to offer movies that would play on clients websites. Back then, in 2000, pre YouTube days, that was a tall order. Ultra fast broadband was still science fiction. To tackle the problem of website space and delivery of streaming video, the trade got very inventive. Most people wont remember the postage stamp size of the first internet movies back then but we thought they looked great.
But things move on and now we offer full 4k video to our clients whether from drones or studio cameras and even our cartoons, which, when put together with our stunning website designs, we think it puts our clients in front of the pack.