Elliot Jay Stocks

According to Elliot Jay Stocks, the key to making the move from print to web design is to “let go of the rigidity that one enjoys as a print designer. There is no way to ensure that what you design will be experienced in the same way by everybody else.” He adds: “It’s about not seeing that as a bad thing.”

Cultivating this kind of open-mindedness has certainly worked wonders for Stocks, who, like many designers could once be found touting hand-drawn comics to his school friends, but whose present-day talents have been called upon by clients including Microsoft, Virgin, email marketing service MailChimp and web developers Neutron Creations. Not to mention numerous projects in print design, illustration, branding and the publication of his own visually sumptuous magazine, 8 Faces.

Brooklyn Beta

Stocks’ site for the Brooklyn Beta web conference combines humour with a hip, post-industrial feel

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