My name is Fredrik Sørlie and I am a freelance designer and petrol head from Strømmen, Norway. First of all I would like to welcome you to my personal website. This is where I showcase my work as well as write the occational post on topics that matter to me. If you like my work and want to use my services, do not hesitate to contact me. If you have an interesting project I am usually more than willing to help. If you want to know more about me, just keep reading.
Although I design for several kinds of media, the web is without a doubt my comfort zone. Whereas graphic design usually portraits the product, a web design IS the product. When creating websites I’m not only creating a visually pleasant design. I am creating a living, breathing product, custom made to meet spesific criteria set by the customer. To present a finished product that is all hand made from nothing but an idea is very, very rewarding.
I’ve been a freelance designer for seven years now, and, allthough tough at times, I can’t see myself in another job anytime soon. Being my own boss provides me with the best possible enviroment for my creative mind as well as the comfort of knowing that every little detail is under my control. I am not restriced by office hours, so I may choose to work during the quiet hours of the night if needed.
When I am not working, I’m probably driving around somewhere. Preferably on a track. My passion for cars is in my blood and motorsport has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a driver I’ve won races in every category I’ve ever competed in, and I just love the feeling of pushing a car to it’s limit – and then some…
Lately I’ve also taken up photography. First and foremost as a hobby, but I suppose my new skills will probably come in very handy pretty soon.
The internet might be the most powerful marketing tool in the world. A website provides the ability communicate directly with your target audience. Whether you want to share information or sell a product, the web is usually the simplest and most cost efficient place to start. For many, the internet is now the primary source of information. A high quality website is therefore crucial for any serius business as it might be the first impression of your business for a large percentage of your potential customers.
All my websites are designed from scratch in Photoshop and then hand coded in TextPad. What that actually means for you as a client is that every part of your website will be custom made to fit your requirements and your budget. I guarantee top quality at an affordable price. As my costs are low I aim to keep very competitive rates without taking any shortcuts.
It should go without saying, but I obviously strive to make all my websites display as they should in all current browsers as well as be fully optimized for modern search engines. I write valid and semantic code to make my sites as accessible as possible, no matter the platform used.
// Fredrik Sørlie