I thought since I've been here a few weeks I should formally introduce myself.
My name is Nick, and I'm a graphic designer for APN News & Media (ChCh) working in the creative department for a bunch of newspapers and magazines such as The Star and its' associated community and rural papers, Lifestyles, and a bunch of random niche publications.
I freelance on the side, and prefer the Corel Graphics Suite over the Adobe Suite, though I do use Photoshop. My freelancing revolves mostly around music and promotion, though I do a bit of commercial advertising design as well.
I'm an avid gamer, with a leaning towards first-person shooters and retro games (Commodore 64, Arcade/Neo Geo, and the 90's Nintento & Sega consoles).
My first taste of computers was a Commodore 64, but didn't end up as a PC user until I started learning graphic design in the 90's.
I'm by no means a l33t g33k, just a mid-range user who likes to keep his machine clean and tidy.
My main hobby is music. I play guitar and sing, and also have some experience with drumming.
My last band was "Tainted", arguably NZ's biggest metal band right now.
Musical taste lies on the heavier and darker side of the spectrum, but I have a love for most styles and you'll find Simon and Garfunkel CD's sitting quite happily between Slayer and Sepultura CD's!
Sometimes I don't mean to come across as harsh and cynical, but I am so that's how it comes out
Hahaha, nah, in all seriousness, it's sometimes just worth taking what I say with a grain of salt.