Hello! My name is Thomas Michael Semmler and I am a Designer & Developer, Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher, and Counsellor in Training under Supervision1 fom Vienna, Austria.
I really, really like making websites. I love designing them, writing code for them and I find meaning in helping people to more authentically express themselves on this amazing medium. Before discovering what it feels like to turn design into code, I spent a lot of my time wanting to just create. I wanted to be an illustrator, an artist and then a photographer, until I realized that I really wanted to be a web designer.
Though maybe that is also a bit too reductive, I didn’t want to be a web designer, I just wanted to turn design into code.
At some point while accidentaly discovering and playing around with HTML and CSS, something clicked. And then I was just hooked on this feeling of being able to turn what I carefully crafted to be nice to look at into something that also feels nice to interact with. And that’s what I’ve been primarily doing since then. For a short while I was also teaching people at SAE Vienna the basics of HTML and CSS.
If you wanna know more about my work experience, you can check out my timeline here.
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Nowadays what I’m aligned with the most is Design Engineering, DesignOps, #a11y, small tech and the indie web.
1) auf Deutsch, in Österreich: Psychosoziale Beratung, Lebens- & Sozialberatung.