Paul Boag

Paul is one of the three founders of Headscape. He speaks extensively on web related subjects both on his web design podcast and conferences around the world. He is the author of three web design related books and writes extensively for various online and off-line publications. He has been working on the web since 1994 and loves it as much now as he did then.

What do you do at Headscape?

I look at how the web can integrate with our clients’ overall business and marketing strategies to help generate the best returns on investment. I tend to be involved in the initial conceptual stage of projects when the general direction is being set.

What do you do when you aren’t doing that?

I am obsessed with the web and so act as Headscape’s unofficial research and development department. I also blog and podcast extensively and travel the world trying to excite people about the potential of the web. Oh yes, I am also worryingly addicted to Twitter.

What has been your favourite project and why?

That is a hard question. On one hand I want to say WFF because there is something so exciting about working on ecommerce sites. However, I will have to go for Terminal Four, because each page is beautifully handcrafted and looks visually stunning.

Do you have a hobby or interest we should know about?

I’m afraid I am the stereotypical geek. As a result I’m obsessed with gadgets, science-fiction and anything made by Apple. I am also a Christian who helps out at my local church in various ways. However, my number one activity is geeking out with my son.

What is your greatest personal achievement?

My initial reaction would be to say “raising my son”. However I think that is more to do with my wife than me. Instead I will say it is writing three books. I’m not a natural writer and find the whole process incredibly challenging. However, nothing is more satisfying than seeing your own book in your local bookstore.

Share a few of your favourite things

I love war propaganda and none more so than “keep calm and carry on,” if only I could live that way! I also love the book “Made to Stick,” if you are a website owner, you should read it. As for food, I am addicted to spag bol, its my comfort food when life goes bad. Obviously, I am a fan of all gadgets and none more so than my iPad. But despite my geek credentials I love nature and the highlands of Scotland in particular. Finally, Winston Churchill is my hero. Such an articulate, driven and amazing man.

Follow Paul on Twitter or visit his web design related blog.