Simon Foster on why design is like hairdressing

This article first appeared in issue 237 of .net magazine – the world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers.

.net: You used to be a hairdresser. How did you get started in web design?
I quit hairdressing in 2006 due to a combination of illness and the fact that I had started to hate the job anyway.

I bummed around for a while, DJ-ing around London and selling my old records online to pay the rent, but not really going anywhere. Then a close friend of mine passed away in 2007, and although it was tragic, it made me realise that life is short and that I needed to find some direction.

I’d been playing around designing flyers for the club nights I was doing; and a friend had taken some basic web design courses at the Open University and found a job straight afterwards, so I thought it would be worth giving it a go.

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