Curiculum Vitae of Frank Neulichedl
CVs don’t tell the entire story, at least in my case. So I hope you don’t mind if I put down in words …(DM me on Twitter if you recognize the quote) my professional life.
I’m one of these kids grown up with a computer. At age 7 my father brought a Commodore CBM 4032 home at I started programming. I had to, there was no software to buy – only books on how to program. It was fun, but even more fun was drawing magazine covers. Really, you can believe me, I did not draw mountains and the sun, I’ve drawn the covers for the school newsletter and I started a newsletter for my neighborhood. I was fascinated by the idea to present information in a compelling way.
With each new computer I wanted not only to play with it, but also to get layout software and do my experiments (I remember the program Ventura 1.0 from Xerox running on one of the first mainstream PCs with a Hercules b/w graphic card).
Fast forwarding to 1996 I was fascinated by the web. I was connected through Compuserve and a dial-up line to Milan (300 km and a horrifying telephone bill) at 2400 baud since 1993 and had not only an internet email (neulichedl [at] linkbz.comlink.apc.org) but also my first domain and an award winning BLOG (we didn’t call it like that) about HTML-Programming. The site was called “Hot HTML Tips” and is still reachable through a dump from the Waybackmachine here.
I and some friends wanted to pioneer the web design business in Italy and came to early. Therefore I went to London and after my duty in the army I decided to get professional tutoring and attended to the newly formed Design Academy in Bolzano.
From 2001 on I started working full time and focused on graphic design and art direction and I think the CV is now the better way to tell the story.