Skinny is otherwise known as Alan Doak. I’ve been involved in the design industry since the late eighties, and the world of new media since 2000.
Starting out as a commercial photographer, and building up my business – Shoot ‘Em Up – I won many awards for my work, culminating in the NZIPP Photographer of the Year award in 1996.
I moved to Auckland in 2000, keen to start a new career – so I gave up photography and went back to school at The Media Design School. After a year of intense studies I contracted to a few design and advertising agencies doing CD Roms, web sites and HTML emails. You can check out my original but now rather obsolete site at www.skinny.co.nz/site.
After the birth of my twin boys we moved back to Wellington where I started work at Intergen as a senior designer. I moved from there to Click Suite starting as Production Manager which morphed quite gracefully into Account Management. After nearly four years at Click Suite I moved onto another great web company, Springload.
After-hours when I’m not working I learn the guitar (fingerpicking style), fill my blog with meaningful and not so meaningful observations, and try to keep my 7 year old twin boys happy and active – no mean task.
If you want to see me in action as my alter-ego, Skinny La Veal, then take a look at this – a collection of music clips and TV performances.