Do you remember Geocities?

I do. It's where it all started for me. Using Microsoft FrontPage and a lot of help from my friend William, I launched my first website in 1996. It was an ode to the artists I loved at the time: Fun Lovin' Criminals (who now?). My visual design skills were -- let's say -- not that evolved. I remember the background had the classic Wu Tang "W" as tiles, your quintessential "Under Construction" animated GIFs all over the place and my logotype with an enormous Photoshop lens flare. I thought it was beautiful and I remember the fascination I had when my site first launched. 

Today, more than 18 years later, I am still a designer, and still as fascinated by the web, albeit with a bit more design sense (I've dropped the lens flare). 

Professionally, I have worked with the web for almost a decade, and more than 5 years with user experience at agencies in London, New York and Stockholm. 

What I enjoy most about my field of work is getting to know people. I truly believe that the most important aspect of design is empathy and to quote Henry Ford:

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.
— Henry Ford

In my work, I always strive to deeply understand my client's business and their customers' needs and behaviors. 

I see myself as a hybrid of a strategist and a designer. I love to do research, define a strategy at the onset of a project, and thereafter quickly prototype solutions. In my opinion, understanding the big picture, as well as, perfecting the details, is essential. 

The details are not the details. They make the design.
— Charles Eames