Sushimonstr

About Me

I’m TJ Dhillon, founder of Sushimonstr. I’m a writer, usability designer and web developer.

Sushimonstr

The idea to create Sushimonstr came to me sometime in April 2009. I realize that as an active webbie, the need to build my brand and raise awareness not only for my self but also for the web in general was something that was constantly growing in me and with a new year and new goals to achieve, I could no longer put it off. The general idea of this site is for it to function as a place for me to post reviews & articles about all things web. However, sometimes I will deviate from the regular topics just to mix it up a bit and add a little flair to the site.

Contact Me

I know how long it takes to word an email and appreciate the time you have spent doing so. I try my very best to reply to every single email that I receive, however if I take a while, don’t worry, I will get back to you, it probably means I am just a little busy. Please use the following email address to contact me or you can use the contact form on this site. Either way, you are guaranteed a reply!

Personal

I currently live in Melbourne, Australia. I’m an avid cyclist and have recently picked up jogging. I try to do either sport as often as possible. I’m also a read movie buff, enjoy reading and really really love my music.

I have a Bachelors in Information Technology and a Masters in Business Systems. As diverse as that may sound, my passion lies in web design and development.

Work

I create standards based web designs that are user friendly and accessible. I have been doing this for the past 6 years, the latter 2 of the 6 as a professional. I also enjoy dabbling in Ruby programming, which I discovered in 2007. I had enough of Java and the plethora of web frameworks that use Java. I remember vowing not to touch Java ever again and just focus on design efforts, however that all changed when I found Ruby and the Rails framework. I started to enjoy programming again and have never looked back ever since.

From The Soapbox

Using jQuery to get your type on

Just the other day, I was thinking that we use javascript for a plethora of things from adding interaction to pages right down to changing and detecting content based on a users browser. This allows us to target specific devices and tailor the content that...

Introducing Laughing Rhino

I have been helping people with technology related stuff be it computer trouble, school or university work, web design and web development advice ever since I was in university. I was always very happy to oblige and loved to explain ideas and concepts to...

Thoughts On Web 2.0

Much of this post / rant (however you wish to view it, and trust me you will formulate some sort of a view on this entire issue when you get to the end of the article) is based on Elliot Jay Stocks presentation that he made at the Future of Web Design 2007...

About The Sushimonstr Design

I can’t believe that this blog has finally launched! It’s been a whirlwind couple of months juggling work and in my off time working on both Laughing Rhino (the company I freelance under & where my portfolio lives) and this site. It has been hectic! The naive...

Diversions Elsewhere

Tim Van Damme Redesigns

Tim Van Damme is at it again. He has redesigned his blog and I think its truly wicked. The scrolling sidebar is a...

Quick Lowdown

Hi there! My name is TJ! I’m 26 year old web designer and developer living in Australia. This is my little space on the intertubes, where I get on my soapbox and voice my opinions and engage in healthy debate on various things, mostly web design related. I run my own web design business Laughing Rhino, however I am presently seeking permanent employment. If you have an offer, get in touch with me and I am sure we can work something out. Probe further...

Twitterverse

Get In Touch

I am always looking for opportunities to connect with people be it for work or just to network with! Obviously, as you can see on the left, I am on Twitter. You can choose to follow me or if you would like something a little more direct, please use my contact form. Rest assured I will get back to you promptly. Alternatively, my online business card contains a list of networks that I am affiliated with if you wish to get in touch via those networks. The choice is yours.