My name is Allan Ridde. I am a creative individual. I have been on the internet since 1985. Thanks to some great friends, I had access to the internet through my own local college shell account at the age of 15, at a time when the internet was not open to the public. I saw the potential of the internet then, and it inspired me to focus on computers, the internet, and the community that grew around them.

I have always had a passion for art and graphic design, as well as a mind that was adept at programming. As I grew, I learned that knowledge was the key to succeeding in all things. I made it a habit to learn something new everyday. One of the first things I learned was that there was nothing I could not do if I put my mind to it. If I was confronted with something I liked, but did not know how to do, I would seek out the knowledge at book stores, online, or through friends. I studied and practiced until I was happy with my abilities. As is with most creatives, I am never satisfied with my own creations, always pushing to improve and perfect my abilities.

I have over 15 years of real world experience creating designs for web and print, writing code to support designs, and learning how to put these together to create compelling content.