Richard Tabor may not be known very well around the world but he is well known in the design community. I had the chance to ask him a few questions. Could you tell us a bit about yourself, what do you like to do when your not designing and if you were not a designer what would be your second career choice? I'm just your average dude that you see around town. I like to play a few instruments, run, jam out with my tunes, read Harry Potter and do a bit of photography. Second career choice would be a fantastic rock guitarist (which could just happen yet; you never know) Cool/lame fact: as of now, I've won 62 Monopoly games in a row, it's gotta be getting to some sort of record. How long have you been designing and how did you start? What is your best creation? I suppose I started hard core designing in May of 2011 and my best creation/project is actually my PSD Resource website, which is a collection of some of my best/funnest-to-create stuff. We would love to see some of your wordpress designs, could we see some screenshots of any of your WIP themes Mhmmm… Nada. I'm about 2-2.5 weeks out from the first release, I'm currently squashin' some bugs and prepping. I like to design in with a top-secret approach, though I let the occasional eyes on, to help guide the design/functionality processes. Has designing influenced your daily life? If so how has it affected you? Well it's helped me learn to manage my time quite nicely, as I'm almost always working on multiple projects at multiple times throughout the day. These first few months have been enduring, but totally worth it. I started Purty Pixels as a fun little project, mostly to challenge myself to become a better designer and now it's basically driven me to where I am today. So I'd say that design has been pretty good to me in this first year. PurtyPixels is an awesome name, how did you come up with it? Haha, quite a short story. I was in the office one day (I work a 9-5 design/marketing job currently) and asked my peers what would be a great name for a fun design resource place online. After a few tosses, we landed on Pretty Pixels, though I personally thought that was kinda lame/a bit too feminine.. so I thought of stretching it to Purty Pixels, and that's that. In all your time as a designer which is your all time favorite peice of work and who was it designed by? I suppose my all time favorite piece of work is what PurtyPixels has turned in to. It's a collection of my favorite works. Only my favorite stuff gets on there. Can you share an useful tips for novice designers and people just starting out in the design world? Practice. I probably overuse Photoshop at times (8-15 hours just about daily) but practicing and learning/evolving current design trends is what got me to where I'm at today and is what will continue to push me along.