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Tracie Koziura

Tracie has been a designer for most of her professional career, starting out as a clothing designer, with designs being sold by such high street names as Marks and Spencers and House of Fraser, eventually developing her own business designing school wear and custom clothing.

As the business grew, Tracie became more involved in the use of computers for graphic design and she eventually sold her clothing business in order to pursue her interest in the emerging medium of computer aided graphic design.

Tracie developed her first e-Commerce site for a client in 1998 and we are happy to report we still manage and maintain that site to this day. Although, it is far removed from its humble beginnings as it has been revised to keep up with the latest developments in Internet technologies as they have developed.

Tracie's creative passions are Photography, Photoshop & Fonts!

When not in front of her view-screen, she can usually be found behind the viewfinder of her new Canon SLR camera snapping shots of anything that moves (and anything that doesn't!), most of her pictures being employed in the design field at some point whether it be for a homepage graphic or a Photoshop texture.

After many years working in the Photoshop environment, Tracie graduated from her 'Sows Ear to Silk Purse' class with distinction and many a masterpiece has emerged from photographs that most people would file in the rubbish drawer.

Oh, boy! Give me some photos, lock me in a room with Photoshop and I'll be your friend forever! I have been so absorbed in that world when I'm working on a project that the expression 'time has no meaning' has been a reality for me. The incredible sense of satisfaction when the piece is eventually completed is both intoxicating and addictive!

 

Ask Tracie to put, into one word, what she thinks about Fonts and the answer will always be 'Fascinating!' With an extensive collection of over 25,000 different typefaces, she will painstakingly select, review and test numerous fonts for each project.

Fonts are incredibly powerful - they can make or break a corporate image. It's never as simple as picking a typeface and running with it. When you consider the different areas it will be employed and the various sizes that may be required, aspects such as variants, weight, style and legibility become very important. I always get excited when a project involves selecting appropriate fonts because the challenge level goes up a couple of notches - and I thrive on high level challenges!

Just as the world of web design constantly evolves, so Tracie continues to expand her creative skills and knowledge and considers herself a life-long student of her field.