.net: How did you get into web design?
JMY: I’ve always loved art and all types of design. I went to the University of Western Australia in Perth to study graphic design, but soon got into web and multimedia design which was just being introduced at that time. Since then I’ve been focusing on pure web design which is really exciting. I like the architectural dimension to web design. It’s not just about look and feel, but more and more about usability and accessibility. There’s always something new about the web which makes it challenging.

.net: How did Pod1 come about?
JMY: Pod1 was founded in December 2001 by Fadi Shuman and Marc Caudron, who became friends whilst studying at university. I arrived in London in early 2003 from Australia and was one of their first employees. I literally started at Pod1 within 72 hours of getting off the plane, and whilst here I’ve had the opportunity to work on some really exciting projects and see the agency grow from four to 30 people.

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