Welcome and thanks for stopping by!
The FlashDesignory was founded by Thorsten Kober (me!), a Software Engineer, who focuses mainly on front and backend programming, game and mobile development, cross-platform applications and basically anything else that runs on code...The site's main purpose is to showcase my passion for creating and developing interactive content. Take a look around, check out some projects and don't forget to leave some feedback before you go.

Please note that I wasn't able to update any content for a while now... I'll try to catch up with my site in the next few weeks / months hopefully.

Front-End

Clean design and great usability is the main focus for front-end development. Development for web is mostly done in HTML5, Javascript, CSS3 or with React.

Back-End

For back-end and server-side development, Node, PHP, mySQL and MongoDB are my current choices..but are usually dependent on server requirements.

RichMedia

Doubleclick, Sizmek, Celtra, Flashtalking

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About me

Hi! My name isThorsten Kober and I am a Software Engineer. I am currently working at Part IV in downtown LA, where we do a whole bunch of cool stuff. We are a digitial shop and our clientele is mostly in the Entertainment Industry.
What inspires me are the endless possibilities how you can create interactive content and the constant change of the web.

To keep me busy in my spare-time (which doesn't happen too often), I started the FlashDesignory. Mainly to showcase some projects I worked on, but also to keep me occupied...



The previous life

When I grew up, I never liked computers - I hated them. When my brothers picked up their joysticks and spent hours playing games, I picked up my guitar instead. Music was my first passion and I successfully resisted to buy a computer until I needed a website for my own music. I broke down and purchased a desktop. A friend of mine told me he'd teach me how to create a website and all the sudden computers weren't that bad. It took a couple years before I decided that it was time to change careers (roughly 15 years or so). Music was good to me and I was satisfied what I accomplished, but something needed to change - yup - the real job!



The early years

I started at Eclipse Advertising where I was working in the IT department. Maintaining workstations and the network was a good start, but it wasn't my calling. I got an opportunity to learn Flash and Actionscript since there was a need for "someone who knows Flash". I got to take classes at UCLA Extension and I spent every free minute to teach myself whatever I needed to know to become a Flash Developer. I got to work on projects for Nissan, Konami, IMAX,...

I spent some time at AvatarLabs, where I started as an Interactive Developer, grew up to become a Software Engineer and moved on to Part IV where I am currently working at.

Temporarely under maintenance! Please check back later.