I'm starting a series of interviews with developers and designers from all over the world. Whether they work for a corporation, freelance, or they make stuff as a hobby, I want to interview them! Originally I was going to release a new interview every Monday, however due how hectic and random my weeks are, I'll release a new interview each week.
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to chat with me :) Could you start by introducing yourself a little?
Hello! My name is Luke and I build stuff for the web. I love pretty user interfaces and cool startups. I’ve built a simple tool to quickly store code snippets http://snipsave.com as well as a few other simple plugins and tools for web developers.
How did you end up in your profession?
When I was 13 or so years old my dad showed me how to make an HTML button. From there I began making ugly HTML websites. Then I found out about Adobe Flash (owned by Macromedia at the time) and began making ugly Flash websites.
At some point I got into Photoshop and eventually CSS. That’s when I put up an ad on Craigslist and started making websites for actual money. After freelancing for almost two years I joined an agency which I worked at for a year and a half. And I just recently joined a local startup.
What does your desk look like?
I’m still pretty new at this startup and have yet to properly decorate, but here’s my new workspace. Pretty simple - sunlight, MacBook, paper and a pen.
Could you give us a bit of information on any tools/services that you use?
I just recently got a MacBook Air and I love it. My code editor of choice is Sublime Text 2, because I use it constantly.
What websites do you visit daily?
- Google. And then Google. And after that, Google.
- Then Twitter, which is how I follow the industry I work in.
These are really the only two websites that get a steady several visits daily. After them, it’s just various tech blogs and websites, varying day to day.
Do you have anything awesome happening in the future?
Nothing specifically planned. I am constantly learning new languages/technologies/techniques, so that is an ever-exciting adventure.
I do have goals and dreams of creating and maintaining my own successful SaaS application(s) that will free me up to travel the world and learn even more. But I’m not there yet.
How and where can we find you?
Definitely on Twitter: @MoonlightLuke. And also on my website: lukepeters.me.
Thanks for taking the time for the interview Luke, I hope that you get to decorate your workspace soon enough.