About

 

My name is Willem Louw. I am 29 years old. I am from Cape Town, South Africa. I have lived in and around Cape Town for most of my life.

 

I have always been an artistic person and during my school years I prefered to spend my time pursuing music and art. I first discovered my passion for design while working at a small printing company and very soon thereafter I started my studies in design.

 

Soon, I realised my true passion was Web Design, more specifically hand coded HTML and CSS.

 

Qualifications

 

Higher Certificate in Web Design and Interactive Media
Friends of Design Academy of Digital Art
2012

 

B-Tech Advanced Diploma in Graphic Print Design
Prestige Academy, Bellville
2009 – 2010

What I do

 

I have a passion for hand coded HTML and CCS, I like to design responsive websites using CCS instead of images wherever possible.

 

CSS not only loads much quicker but I also feel that it gives a design element a much cleaner look than a jpeg created in Photoshop. That said, I am equally capable of designing elements in Photoshop or Illustrator for both web and printed media.

 

I have also had some experience with sound and video. If you would like more information please read below or send me a message using the contact page.

 

My Skills

 

Some of my skills include:

 

HTML 5, CSS 3 and Jquery
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Adobe After Effects CS5
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5