As designers, we're constantly looking around for sources of inspiration and influence. Spending all day working on the web, it can be tempting to limit one's gaze to other websites. While many of the challenges we face on the web are unique, in this talk, we'll look beyond the browser window; at the techniques designers in other disciplines have used to solve their unique design problems and how we can apply those lessons to our own work on the web. Richard Powell is a freelance web designer working in Chapel Hill. Working solo and as a Terralien crew member, Rich has had the opportunity to design and build sites for saddle pad vendors and underwater photographers, acupuncturists and investment firms, software consultants and massage therapists. He enjoys the challenges of finding just the right arrangement of pixels and tags to fit each client. When the glow of the LCD becomes too much, he loves taking a quick break to play "Hullaballoo" with his wife and 2 year old daughter.
Added by peytoncrump on October 7, 2009