Simon Collison speaks on being a web designer, managing the weight of learning and noise, turning that noise into signals, and print.

Simon Collison was one of our two speakers at the Kickstarter Benefit CreativeMornings here in New York in October of 2012. He speaks of freedom, creativity and his pursuit of something pure.

About the speaker

In his own words:

and speaking. I’m based in Nottingham, England, but my work often takes me to all sorts of other fine places.

I’m a partner at Fictive Kin, collaborating on ambitious web projects and tinkering with bold new stuff. Sometimes I contribute to web design publications[1], and I speak about the design process at conferences. I also organise the annual New Adventures events[2].

Back in 2006 I co-founded Erskine Design[3], .net magazine’s Agency Of The Year runner-up 2009. Shortly after, I moved on in search of fresh challenges.

Prior to designing websites, I went to art school and later worked as a visual artist in London and Iceland. Subsequently, I founded an independent arts organisation and festival[4]. I learned my trade as an employed designer/developer from 2002 to 2006[5] working on numerous significant web projects.

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I want quiet sometimes, I want time to think. I want some time away and let the ivy grow all over me. Let me just do for a while. The noise is everywhere and much of it is noise for the sake of noise... — Simon Collison

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