If there’s one thing you should know about Rod Pancine, it’s that he’s not just another web designer – he’s an artist, and he’s an educator. For more than a decade, he’s worked passionately in the boundless trenches of the web design industry, and in that time, he’s learned a thing or two. Now, with the launch of his business, I Love To Do Websites, he’s shifted his focus to using his voice to help small businesses and solopreneurs find their own.
I Love To Do Websites has opened a whole new can of worms for Rod, helping him realize where his passions and talents truly lie: in educating others and helping them create a unique and captivating identity. This passion has manifested itself in a course Rod has been developing, called The Web Design Revolution, aiming to put the power of web design into the hands of designers and creatives. Rather than relying on web design agencies and technical skills designed for large-scale industry, The Web Design Revolution empowers small businesses, solopreneurs, and people promoting their own art.
When he’s not working on sowing the seeds of revolution, Rod is usually found working on one of his many personal projects. Lately, he’s been working on a new podcast: Smashing Fears, a show focused on helping entrepreneurs from all walks of life overcome the fears of starting a business. This project speaks to Rod’s attitudes on breaking into the industry – with enough confidence, any solopreneur can take their idea off the page, and transform it into a thriving business.
Another of his upcoming projects is simply titled ROD, a personal creative pursuit blending music, art, design, and animation to create hand-tailored, bespoke landing pages you won’t find anywhere else on the web. Like with everything else he’s a part of, the ROD project is another example of thinking differently about web design. Rather than yet another standard web page full of stock images and bullet points, these customized pages will show off your creativity and capture a visitor’s attention right from the get-go.
If you weren’t already convinced about how important art and creativity is to him, Rod did the Forty in 40 project, where he took on the challenge of creating 40 unique works of art in 40 days, all before his 40th birthday. It might sound crazy, (and maybe it is) but it’s the perfect challenge for a creatively-minded, highly motivated artist like Rod.
To sum it up, there’s basically nothing as important to Rod as pushing creative boundaries. He believes that art doesn’t just belong in the studio, or on the canvas. Art is all around us, and the more we let it into our day-to-day work, the more beautiful the world will become.