My Name is Simon A. Rudd - I'm a freelance Artist and writer with 8 years commercial experience. My main area of expertise is Information Technology / Photoshop / Photo manipulations / Web design (HTML, JavaScript and PHP)

I graduated in June 2001 from the University of Portsmouth with a Degree in Computer Science and a Higher National Diploma in Software Engineering. I Started working freelance in 2002 mainly working for small companies and individuals, my writing career started a few years later when I began writing Photoshop tutorials for magazines and books. To date I have written for Photoshop Creative, Advanced Photoshop (Imagine Publishing), Surreal Digital Photography 2 (Ilex Press), PSDTuts.com and TipSquirrel.com. I have also had pictures appear in Scarlett Magazine and What Digital Camera Magazine, I was also interviewed by Pixel Surgeon and Underspray.

My achievement to date have won me the "Best in show" award for a selection of my pictures in Advanced Photoshop's Peer Pressure feature and WDC Photoshop challenge in What Digital Camera. I was also the second person to be featured in Photoshop Creative's "Reader Profile" feature.  

If you wish to talk to me about possible commissions (or anything else at all) then please e-mail me at simonrudd@gmail.com