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Andy Budd

Andy is a founding partner and Managing Director of Clearleft. He also goes by the title of User Experience Director depending what mood he’s in. Andy is the author of CSS Mastery, curates the dConstruct and UX London events and is responsible for Silverbackapp, our low cost usability testing application for the Mac.

What is your name?

Andy Budd

What do you do?

I’m the director of user experience at Clearleft. I also answer the email.

What do you do when you’re not doing that?

Fight crime, wrestle sharks and generally put the world to rights.

Favourite food?

That’s a toughie. Probably Thai food, although pizza comes a close second.

Favourite city and why?

My favourite city to visit is Bangkok. It’s a complete assault on your senses. Best city to live in would have to be Sydney. I just love the mix of beach culture and urban cool. Oh, and the climate is perfect.

What did you want to be when you were at school?

I wanted to be a pilot so I could travel the world. I actually started my private pilots licence at the age of 16 and was flying solo before I could have a driver’s license.

Favourite word?

Numismatist.

Worst thing about the internet?

Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam. Oh, and MySpace obviously.

Tell us a secret about someone else from Clearleft…

James Box loves to dance the Rumba (apparently ‘because of the energy’)

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