We are so excited to kick off our first week with a Friday Feature! Shrav is one of Flud’s faithful users so we were happy to have him contribute to the blog. His article will be up on Friday, but for now enjoy a little background on the voice behind the story!
1. How long have you been using Flud?
I known about Flud since 2010.. I remember seeing the design Bobby put up on his Behance profile and loved the design and layout. I specifically remember Flud as I was looking for a news aggregator/social reader that not only delivered the content I wanted to read but also deliver it in a beautifully and intuitive way.
I have been using the app since late 2010 - Early 2011.
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, what you do, what you’re interested in…
I’m a Senior Designer / Art Director at a Social media agency in London. I work in digital but come from a print background so like to get my hands dirty when I can. I’m also a visual scout for The FWA and now I will be getting involved with Flud (so stoked). Creativity in its broadest spectrum is what interests me.
I am also a bit of a ‘junk lord’ and hoarder of sneakers, throwback comics and toys.
3. What do you use Flud for?
What don’t I use Flud for…? Flud is my constant source of news and inspiration.
It keeps me up to date with news that is happening right as it happens, which helps me stay ahead in my industry.
It also helps me filter through the crap of the day to get at what I want to read.
4. What are your favorite topics to read about or blogs to follow?
Wow.. er…? I follow so many sites, people blogs and magazines both on and off Flud. In terms of genres I would have to say Design/creative, Advertising, Fashion, Sneakers, Gadgets, Music, Social media and Current Affairs.
In terms of actual names…(To name just a few.)
AKQA - nuff said!, The KDU, Behance, The FWA, Mashable, WIRED, TNW, HYPETRAK, Hypebeast, Cool Hunting
5. You’ll be writing an article about what’s new in tech. What about interests you about the tech world?
As a creative I am really starting to embrace the merger of Technology and Creative. Not just at the Designer Vs. Developer stage but in the Advertising sector and Product design level. The lines for me a truly blurring, there isn’t this divide of them and us. Collaborating is the way forward.
Im inspired by the great Innovators such as Apple, Google and Nike but also the small teams that hack and experiment with technology and UI & UX.
Some people doing it well:
Teehan + Lax are a digital great agency that totally understand user experience.
http://www.creativeapplications.net/ A host of amazing people hacking, learning and disrupting things. They are at the intersection of art, media and technology.
There is this great bit of kit I can’t wait to get my hands on made by leapmotion.com… go check it out.
Thanks for sharing Shrav!
Keep your eyes out for his article, this Friday on the merging of tech and creativity.