My name is Johannes Dachsel. I live in a small town near Heidelberg in southern Germany. I was born in Dresden, but I’ve been living here since I was five years old. I try to visit Dresden at least once a year though.

I began my working life as a professional photographer. Back then, I became heavily interested in the web, mainly because I wanted to show my portfolio online. So I made use of the design skills that I had picked up during my photography education and started to learn HTML, CSS and Javascript. That was in 2007.

I haven’t stopped learning ever since.

I started my own webdesign business in 2009 and I’ve been working freelance with my own clients as well as part of development teams in other agencies since then.

When I’m not working, I like to cook, cycle, listen to my record collection, press letters onto paper, organise creative retreats and I enjoy brewing beer. And I like bees. A lot.