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Interview with Jason Putorti (Mint.com lead designer) (2007)

Interview with one of the best Web Developers in the world, Jason Putorti.

A couple of years ago i started an online blog, it was my first so i wasn’t sure what i was in for, so ever since i regret i couldn’t afford hosting charges and i had to drop it. But today with a [...]

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Interview with one of the best Web Developers in the world, Jason Putorti.

Jason PutortiA couple of years ago i started an online blog, it was my first so i wasn’t sure what i was in for, so ever since i regret i couldn’t afford hosting charges and i had to drop it. But today with a few successful blogs i will post the old interview, and i will soon post a new interview that relates to today’s issues and hot things. Thanks to Jason for being such a great guy.

> 1. What other projects have you been involved in, or is Mint your first big piece of work.

I started a design agency out of college, Novaurora, and built websites, print campaigns, logos, and a host of other work for clients in Pittsburgh, PA. After three years I decided to see what I could accomplish in Silicon Valley. Mint is my first web software product and my first overall effort at product design.

> 2. How did you get into Web Design, and what are some suggestions for starting out designers.

I became very interested in computers when I was young, then the Internet, and the web. I am 100% self-taught in web design and development. I always tell students that the formal education is not important, it’s about being hungry and being a self-starter. Through books and of course the web, you can learn a great deal. As for the subject matter, learning about the tools is not as important as the fundamentals of visual communication and branding. Learn what to say and how to say it, then learn the tools as you need them. That’s the problem with a lot of formal design education.

> 3. What would you say motivates or inspires you the most.

I like to create things and see the fruits of my labor. Whether it is a company as an entrepreneur or a piece of design.

> 4. What are your primary choices of tools when you’re on a project? (ex. PhotoShop, DreamWeaver or Aptana, etc.)

I use Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 to create the design work, and I switch between Coda, CSSedit, and Textmate for the development. I prefer the Mac Pro with OS X.

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