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“Janis Liepins is a digital and web designer from Latvia. In 2008 he graduated from The Baltic International Academy (BIA) with bachelors degree in digital design. Three years earlier he recieved colege degree in Environmental Design, specialization in Design of Advertisements.
Being an undergraduate, he started work on the project teuntur.lv (page-flip flash magazine in Latvian about design, etc.) It got the first prize in nomination e-entertainment in competition posted on http://www.embalva.lv. Currently this project due to lack of time is frozen.
Now Janis works as a freelance digital designer with client world wide developing web pages and application designs. Janis Liepins says, “As a result of existing global economic crisis freelance digital designers are in great demand. Mostly, I think, that is because they offer more individual and maybe financially more convenient web “solutions” than in large design agencies.” To keep himself up to date, Liepins actively follows newest tendencies and updates of web design, also participates in workshops. “I think creating a design necessary for the costumer is more essential than simply performing his or her order. After all, I consider web design as a way of art. However, you have to be careful with that. Sometimes technically well-designed advanced flash pages can be quite annoying, because its creator has forgotten about ergonomics and practical approach. Such pages I usually close after 10 seconds.”