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A tribute to a man - who was known as ‘Michael Jordan of web design’.


Hilman Curtis , a true Renaissance man combined with the skills of a web, graphic designer and apart from being a filmmaker and musician passed away on 18th April , 2012.



When I was young and just started my career as web designer, back at 2000 I devotedly followed the footsteps of this master. Being a rookie, I can remember how I became completely spellbound with his masterpieces created in Flash. I stumbled across to his works by chance and fascinated so much that never took my eyes away from his creations to this day. . .

Hillman Curtis  worked as an art director of Macromedia. He has designed sites for Yahoo, Adobe Systems, Metropolitan Opera and others. Canoë magazine called him le pape du Flash (the Pope of Flash) in 2000.  Some even called him the ‘Michael Jordan of web design’.Curtis founded hillmancurtis, Inc, a design firm based in New York city which focused on film production. Curtis continued to actively manage hillmancurtis until his death on April 18, 2012. He was 51 years old and died after a long and fiercely fought battle with colon cancer.
He is survived by his wife and two children who currently reside in Brooklyn, New York.

Check out this lovely tribute to Hillman. (http://vimeo.com/38130536) for further details

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