Welcome to Drift Design, the online portfolio of Michael Burson.
I am an designer / coder / illustrator, living in London. I built this site to showcase my work, I hope you like it.
I have a passion for clean, built-for-purpose designs. I love web design and development, the freedom of blending graphics and code to make the web a beautiful and easy to use place, filled with knowledge and open to everyone.
Ease of use, built for purpose and looking great are at the heart of all my designs. Whether it's a complex site using a content management system (WordPress) or a simple single page site I make sure that every line of code is perfect, every image is gorgeous and the maximum number of users will be able to access the content.
I started making websites in school when the only tool I had was note-pad. This was before xHTML and frames were the best design technique of the time. This gave me an in-depth understanding of how to code as there was no auto-complete feature that is so common in the design tools of today. This hobby grew into a passion and before I knew it I was building websites for professional organisations.
I also create concept artwork for indie games and dabble in game design in my spare time.
Thanks for visiting.