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Lance Thackeray
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United Kingdom
Born/living in Beverley, East Yorkshire, England, spending each day plonked in front of my computer trying to make sense of both the world and myself. Wild imagination, past experiences, mild autism, and a sometimes skewed perspective of my surroundings, all swirl together and fuel what I might consider to be creative energy. I do graphics and music and shit. ♥

For those of you who don't like to read, skip to the summary in bold below.

For those of you who do read journals, I figured I'd take a minute or six to fill you in on a few things and things.

If you've known me for a long time, you'll know that my early days in GUI were riddled with the love of fictional audio gadgets and software. My passion for GUI stemmed from music production and the lovely arsenal of sexy audio software that comes with the scene. Music fed my GUI, which in turn fed my music production. I'm forever thankful to have two huge passions in life which directly interact and inspire one-another. Such a lovely loop of self-sustaining creative energy. Aahh...

Throughout the years, I've tried my hand in many areas of design in attempt to make some sort of career from it all. I worked in the touchscreen and home automation market, websites, icons, mobile apps, security systems, and the occasional flash ad that would crash your browser at the worst possible moment. Okay, so not exactly a wide variety, but the point is that nowhere in that list is audio or music. Boo. =[

A few months ago, I turned down an opportunity to move to California and begin working for Apple as a Senior UI Designer on a ridiculous salary. I changed my decision every 30 minutes for nearly two weeks straight. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't focus, I couldn't do much of anything. Something like that is a true life changer. But alas, while writing the final paragraph of my résumé , the reality of it became too much and I proceeded no further. Take the salary and the status of the company away and I was left with no family, no friends, unfamiliar lifestyle and territory, and the stress of it all combined. There's no moving up from Apple, I mean it's essentially the mecca for a designer, but thinking about why I pursued GUI in those early days made me realize that Apple products are just not me. A job like that would put me at the very top of the wrong ladder.

Ever since then, my mindset has changed. I've begun aiming for the line of work that I love, and only that. I'm now currently (/finally!) working as a VST GUI designer with a prospect of it becoming a full time position. I'm honestly happier now with these projects than anything from the past few years. Audio software is where I belong and where I obsess the most. I live and breathe this stuff. I'm so eager to start sharing some work on dA again. :)

In summary then (for you lazy prats that scrolled here), you can expect some new uploads in the coming weeks. I'm back to my audio GUI roots and I'm now working as a VST instrument designer. I declined an opportunity to work at Apple. I'm happy and enthusiastic and I can't bloody wait to upload new stuff! =D

Coming soon: TR-808/TR-909 VSTs, Sylenth skin, XDJ 3 (it's a biggy!)

Thanks always for your support, feedback, and inspiration. I'd be nowhere if it wasn't for dA and the great people in the design field. You're all splendid individuals and I wish for you all that the pixels of life fall precisely into place.

Peace - Lance
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SimonBarja Mar 16, 2014  New member
Hi Lance. I wanted to ask if you had XDJ III version available for Xion lol because I've been following the post on the official website of Xion long time and I love your new creation for Xion. For me the best. I appreciate you proporcionases the skin when finished. Hopefully soon because it's spectacular. Thanks :) Happy
Pureav Mar 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hey man. It's very close to being done, but I have other priorities at the moment. It's not too far away, though...keep a look out!
coltsevers Mar 8, 2014  New member
Hello, are you still available to do GUI designs for crestron touch panels something like lars and dean you have done for guifx.

i would be interested in buying a bespoke design package from you..

could you let me know if this is something you can do, be much appreciated.

thanks in advance
Ey hello! Look, I've read some time ago about how you feel about group's submissions, so Im contacting you before going any further.
I recently created a group of Winamp and UI fans, and I would like to add some of your works in our UI concepts section (… if its ok with you. I'll wait for your confirmation before sending any request.
Thanks in advance!
Pureav Feb 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hey man. Sounds good to me. Which pieces are you wanting though? I don't really want to spread any of my older work around (which is almost all of it) as I have plenty of new stuff coming. Feel free to send a group request though and I'll decide either way. Cheers! =]
Mmmm.. Somehow that's too bad , because a lot of what I feature is quite old.. But it's OK, I trade that for a couple of your new submissions when they are out hehe..
Now, seriously, I'm sending the requests! Thanks! 
Pureav Feb 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
No probs man. I've just gone through and said yes  to the ones I don't mind being out there. I'm glad you wanted my latest Sylenth skin...that's the kinda stuff I'll be doing from now on. Oh and XDJ 3 is just around the corner.

I had to say no on a few though...I feel genuine embarrassment from half my dA gallery. No point in advertising yourself as having 4 or 5 years less experience than you actually have. =]

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Any site that you provide your PSD to sales?
Tem algum site que voc disponibiliza os seus PSD  para vendas?
Pureav Dec 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hey. Nowhere online but you can contact me via if you wish to buy anything directly from me. Cheers.
Hello I am interested in buying this PSD, I wonder if you have any interest in selling.
thank you

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