Hello! I'm Chris. Jack, a web designer from Xiamen, China. I'm the founder of 3esmile Studio and running another funny project right now(see below). I love design especially web design, I think internet is one of the pretty coolest things on this planet(Thanks to Al Gore). I am passionate about making usable, beautiful and goal-directed websites and interfaces.
Simply, I love playin' with pixels!
I was born in a very small village called Hu Xiang, in Fujian Province, China in the early 80's last century, that's my beloved hometown which is surround by mountains and green famlands. Yeah, it's absolutely far far far away from San Francisco or London, even Mars. I graduated with a bachelor's degree of Computer Science & Tech in Jimei university, Xiamen, China in 2006. I am passionate about design and got a professional training at an art gallery which was creating and selling paintings before I went to university. So, after I graduated from university, I went into some web design companies. After about 2 years' work experience in companies, I started up a design studio called 3eSmile Design Studio with other 3 guys. By now, the studio runs well, We've done with some projects, big and small. And I am currently working as... Yeah(as you could guess), as a freelancer, but to the different part, I have a team to work with, I do UX/UI things and the other guys are in charge with the back-end coding and businesses.
I am really enjoying creating websites that can work for the people who use it easily with an attractive interface. Web design is a kind of thing that can help people do their work easily and get the info that they're looking for quickly, and meanwhile, web design is that thing can help people know that a beautiful, planned and logical interface can help solving people's problems or needs. And plus, I think web design is a really awesome thing to be with!
I'm a Chinese, and I got my English name - Christopher Jack when I was in university. Christopher is from Christopher Columbus who's a great explorer in history, I admire him very much. Jack is an amazing ancient pirate's name, he's a hero, I would follow him to be a pirate if I could! Well, if he got an twitter account, I would follow him certainly! I'm studying Japanese right now, and I know my Japanese name from a friend, here it's the name: = Ko Kenken. Like it!
I believe in: Live is beautiful, everything is going to change, be modest and humorous. You couldn't know how these nice things support my life so far.
what am I doing when I am not doing design?
- I love playing football, I am a huge fan of Manchester United F.C.;
- I love drawing sketches and wireframes for fun or for work - that's kind of a cool thing I've ever met in my life;
- I am a big fan of Apple stuff - whatever that apple for eating or the apple for using, actually I have a Macbook Pro (my big brother Jeff got me that nice thing!) and an iPod nano Gen. 3, then I found they're becoming a part of my life, "pretty cool, huh?" (Steve Jobs likes saying that);
- And last, I love reading books, English (that's a window to get into another different world for me) (now plus Japanese), music, photography and robots(I even controlled the FANUC robots with a Control Panel myself before!)