Over the years he has worked as a cog in a large agency, an in-house art director, and a humble freelancer, and has picked up a few awards along the way. He holds a BD in Communication Design from NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Ten years ago in May, A List Apart
published Issues 180–182, featuring Art Direction and the Web
by Stephen Hay and Onion Skinned Drop Shadows
by Brian Williams.
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People who make websites know that the work doesn't magically end after the initial launch.