Moving on…

After much consideration I’ve made the decision to leave Codeworks and go back to the world of freelance. For the past two years I have been very thankful of the opportunities that have been presented to me by Herb and Codeworks.

I’d say, for me, the biggest and best thing I’ve accomplished out of the many things at Codeworks was DIBI. I pumped every ounce of blood and soul in to it and I couldn’t be more proud of what it has become. But, with leaving, I’m stepping down from organising and running DIBI and handing over the reigns to the team at Codeworks.

If you’ve attended DIBI in the past, I salute you. Thank you for sharing two amazing years with me and I look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon.

Lastly, a thank you again to Herb, for putting me in an amazing position to do something I’ve enjoyed for 2 years.

What does the future hold?

Freelance Web Design. Simply put, I want to get back to my roots. Design excites me, our industry excites me, so I’m now booking in work for September. Whilst I finally get my own site done (new visuals will be uploaded to dribbble soon), you can check out my dribbble profile and hit the hire button if you’d like to work with me.

What else? Well, I certainly wasn’t going to leave conferencing behind. I’d miss it too much.

The Industry Conference

So I’m proud to announce what will be coming in 2012. The Industry Conference will bring together all elements of the web community to learn new things, share new ideas and processes and inspire you to create the future of the web. It will of course be different to DIBI but hold the same level or quality if not more than I aimed for before. You can sign up at the website to receive news of when I’ve got everything sorted, so head over there now! Oh and don’t forget to follow the Twitter account.

Stay awesome!


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31 thoughts on “Moving on…”

  1. Best of luck to you dude. Sure you will do great. I had a great time and Dibi and am looking forward to The Industry Conference 🙂

  2. Ah ha, me to. Just landed myself two nice contracts and i have my tutorial website to manage! So it’s only natural to go FREElance!

    Good luck, i am sure you will be a success!

  3. Congratulations on going freelance, and thank you for DIBI! Also, thanks for showing me that there was a ‘Hire Me’ feature on Dribbble!

    And if you need a back-end developer to team up with for any projects I went freelance full-time two weeks ago 😉

  4. Exciting news indeed. I’m very much looking forward to what The Industry Conference has to offer; no doubt it’ll be a treat indeed. Good luck on your new adventure, Sir!

    1. Thanks, Christopher! Your support and friendship over the past two years have been incredible. See you at Build! 🙂

  5. I’ll say it again, bold move man, but I know you will make it work. At the end of the day, your talented, know people and your passionate about what you do. You just gotta do what’s right for you, design is where your hearts at and that is generally a good place to start!

    Looking forward to finding out more about this Industry Conference 🙂 One for the diary for next year!


  6. Congrats, buddy! Love your new company logo and name and I’m sure it will bring the same level of quality and fun as you achieved with DIBI. Anyway, good luck with your new freelance life! Talk to you soon.

  7. Congrats mate – this year was first DIBI and can only imagine the effort that went in to pulling speakers together and all that jazz.

    Of all the confs I’ve been to (I only started last year) DIBI has been at the top in terms of captivating the whole day.

    All the best with the freelance stuff.

  8. Can only make tge presumption that codeworks owns Dibi. Otherwise – you’ve gone mad.

    I’d love to be in a position to freelance, but I’m stuck in Brighton where there is an abundance of three things.

    Bass players
    Crap nnightclubs

  9. Welcome back to wonderful times, wishing you the best on the new path and the Industry Conf – I’m sure both will be great.

  10. Good luck with the future, I sadly missed Dibi this year but the first one was excellent 🙂 really enjoyed it. Again good luck with your new projects and thanks for all the hard work you have put in over the past few years. All the best – Dave

  11. Good Luck Gavin, It has been a great pleasure to work with you at Codeworks , I know how hard you have worked to deliver DIBI and well done!
    Hopefully we can continue to work together in some way in the future as you have become a great friend and part of the Spacecrafts team.

    Keep in touch


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