How everything began
Nick and Daniel have been doing web design since about 2007. Both had a blog where they wrote about their everyday lives and both offered free designs and graphics for the visitors.
About 2008/2009, where the two already had countless websites and the hobby became a little bit more serious, Nick's site was called Designfreak and Daniel's website was called Musicfreak. Without knowing, they both had a similar name for their website, although they didn't even know each other at that time.
2010 was the year in which they got to know each other and in this year they started their first team page - Boombox. The site was running well and they were looking for other members to run the site with them. Unfortunately, they were hacked shortly afterwards and repeatedly failed to restore everything.
At the end of 2016 they finally made it and brought Boombox back because, after a long break, they found fun in web design again. Since both had bad experiences with free hosting providers in the past, they decided to buy a top level domain with their own webspace.
Unfortunately, an advertising company bought the domain with the desired ending just before the purchase, so Nick and Daniel had to find another name.
But it was important for both of them that the name had a meaning and not only looks good. And the most logical step was going back to the roots - they're still freaks after all, just saying.
What programs are we using?
We're both working with software that's available for free such as Gimp to create designs, drafts, graphics and the like, Netbeans and Notepad++ to write code and develop, and sometimes Inkscape to create vector graphics.
Why are we only using royalty-free or even our own pictures?
From a purely moral and legal point of view, it is simply not acceptable for us personally to use images against the will of the creator. In addition, one should respect the copyright of others just as one would expect others to respect the copyright of oneself.
The respective photographer invested just as much time and love in their works as you do yourself. And apart from that, as mentioned above, it is not legally allowed to use copyrighted material and we don't want to get into trouble because of a hobby.
Are we accepting orders?
No, sorry. We don't have the time to create individual pieces adapted to your wishes and on the other hand, we offered this service in the past and had very bad experiences with it.
"I want to be a part of your team. Is this possible?"
Designfreaks was started as a project by both of us and will remain so in the future.
"I'm unsure if it's allowed to [...]"
We don't bite! If you are not sure if you are allowed to do something specific with our designs, resources, graphics or downloads, please feel free to contact us. You can find everything else in our rules.