Meet Adam Forshaw

13 January 2017| Post by Graham

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When he’s not pulling the cheesiest of grins , inappropriately dancing within arms-length of the team or cycling his way across Europe – Adam is our Senior UI Designer.

We sat down with Adam this morning to learn a little more about our resident Sensei Cheeseball…

How did you fall into the world of web design?

A: If I’m honest, it wasn’t planned, it just happened. I started off my career working for a computer networking firm, back in the days when wireless was all but a dream. I didn’t particularly enjoy being out on the job, so I stuck around the office and had a play with Photoshop and Dreamweaver and tried to design and build the companies’ website – the rest is history!

What’s been the biggest project you’ve ever worked on?

A: In terms of value, I’ve worked on a number of +£100k sites throughout my career, but brand wise I’ve had the pleasure to work with some pretty big brands such as The New York Times, Boots, Chester Zoo and Factory Direct Flooring.

What’s the first year of Limely been like for you?

A: When we started up the business we had big dreams, but we had no idea how well it would all go. We’ve got the best clients and we’ve created some amazing websites… it’s been a blast!

Where do you see Limely in the next 12 months? Anything you’d change?

We’re focused on great customer service and always strive to deliver outstanding work. Because of that, the business is growing substantially every month. We’ve already grown by 50% since our first year and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store.

What’s your main source of inspiration for web design?

A: I’m a bit of a design nerd and I take inspiration from all sorts of everyday things such as awards sites, Dribbble, product design, film credits, billboard and TV advertising. I spend many an hour driving somewhere, seeing some inspiration and then designing something in my head.

Share with us three links to sites you wish you could have designed?

A: I’d love to have the opportunity to create an uber tech site such as Eye Click Donation. The site uses your webcam to map your face and track the movement of your eyes to control the cursor. Check it out www.eyeclickdonation.org

I like sites that break boundaries and here’s another example commissioned by Greenpeace, it’s a great example of creativity.
www.sailing-with-greenpeace.com

I’d also love to work on a website for a film, apart from getting to see the film before anybody else, I think getting the opportunity to work with other streams of creative industries such as a CGI studio would be a great opportunity. I wish I’d been the designer behind this little Harry Potter gem https://my.pottermore.com/patronus

What do you enjoy doing outside of Limely?

Well I do love a holiday, so getting to explore the world a little with my amazing wife is a big part of life. So far, I have visited 31 different countries and by the end of 2017 I’ll have that up to 40 after a monster Eastern European road trip in April.

Another big part of my life is Martial Arts, I’ve been training in JuJitsu for 22 years now and have my 5th Dan Black Belt. Outside of work I have my own Martial Arts academy called ‘Black Scorpion Martial Arts’ which comprises of two clubs and I teach around 50 students each week.

If you could design a website for your dream client, who would it be?

My dream client isn’t a brand, it’s someone who is completely open to innovation and creative exploration.

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