Meet the developer whose guitars taught him to slow down

I've been playing acoustic guitar since I first heard the great Tommy Emmanuel 20 years ago, but it was always just a bit of fun for me, while building websites paid the bills. After 15 years working as a web developer, however, I decided I needed a new creative challenge.

A friend told me about a guitar building – or ‘lutherie' – school near where I live, and since enrolling a couple of years ago I'm close to completing my second classical guitar. The experience has been fantastic, to say the least.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.