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When 2012 begin, we knew that in order to meet the increasing design and development demands we were going to need some help. After searching for some great young talent in the Birmingham Area we were pleased to meet Andy Brazil, a recent Samford Graphic Design graduate. Andy isn't just a designer, but also a capable developer, who, like the rest of our team serves as a hybrid for many important roles.
Read more about Andy after the jump.
Andy Brazil, Interactive Designer
When did you first get into web design?
Probably in middle school when I started creating my first few websites for a friends band. It was pretty bad, now that I look back, but it started something I haven't stopped since!
When did you decide you wanted to be a web designer?
At first I was a computer science major, but it was not quite what I expected so I switched to Graphic Design, sort of going from left side brain to right side brain. Then while halfway through the Graphic Design degree I realized I wanted to combine the technical nature and the beauty of design.
What is your favorite thing to design?
I love to design t-shirts, because of the freedom in creativity and you get to wear it! Motion graphics is also one of my favorites because I love making designs come to life.
What is your least favorite thing to design?
Hmm.. not sure if there is one! If there was it would be something in the print world, like magazine layouts.
Where do you get the most design inspiration?
I think a combination of the natural world, the design community, and then just hanging out with friends and exploring my own thoughts. I love music too, so I get a lot of inspiration from that, I think design and music coincide with each other.
What are your favorite bands?
Phew! There are so many... old would be Pink Floyd and John Mellencamp, new would be The Black Keys and Red Hot Chili Peppers. I enjoy all sorts of music, classical too.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Play the drums, hang with friends, cooking, photography, fishing, and traveling.
What designer do you look up to?
Definitely Herb Lubalin, his typography has influenced a lot of my designs.
What goals or hopes do you have as a web designer?
To own my own design studio on the beach