Jacob Meyersmith

What do you do?

“I’m a freelance web designer which basically means I build website for anyone who wants one – which includes this site. I write all about Relationships and 21st Century Problems. Having worked in tech for most of my professional career I think I’m uniquely suited to write about how it affects young people.”

Favourite movie?

“This is the film that got me interested in Computer Science. OK – so it’s very silly, not technologically accurate and¬†horribly¬†dated, but it introduced me to Angelina Jolie and made me believe that I could be a hero and a nerd at the same time.”

Most difficult time?

“I was in a long-term relationship for most of my teenage year, dealing with the break-up of that relationship was really difficult. All of a sudden I had to come to terms with the fact that I’d turned myself into the kind of person that I thought she wanted me to be, rather than the person that I wanted to be. Needless to say, I had a lot of growing up to do!”