Work inspiration with Nick Pettit

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Nick Pettit

Designer, public speaker, teacher at Treehouse

My name is Nick Pettit and I've been designing websites for 15 years. I'm currently a teacher at Treehouse, an educational video tutorial service that teaches web design, web development, and iOS. I also co-host The Treehouse Show, a weekly video podcast about front-end design and development.

In school I studied fine art and I have a passion for combining art and technology. I reside in sunny Orlando, Florida with my girlfriend. When I'm not designing, teaching, or speaking, I like to exercise, play video games, and drink good coffee.

Hardware

I use a 15" Retina MacBook Pro as my primary computer. I use my iPhone when I'm on the go. My favorite tool is a pencil and paper, though. There's no faster way to iterate on ideas.

Software

Most of the time I'm using a web browser and a text editor, but I'll also pop into Adobe products like Photoshop and Illustrator when I need to build assets. 

Dream setup

An Oculus Rift, although I'm also looking forward to Apple creating a 4k display.

Inspiration

My inspiration comes from my mind and the universe around me. The universe expands outward infinitely and the mind expands inward infinitely. My best ideas come from exploring those two places.