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ArthurWill
Longhairsteff made himself a name in 2009. He created some of the best S60 themes out there & lately fabulous SE themes too. If any of you or your friends have S60 3rd Ed phones but do not know his themes yet, check his gallery now, you'll find plenty of treasure there!

So who is this long-hair Steff? He is an M9er who is always very friendly, never failed to create WOW in people's face with his themes and someone who never failed to make people laugh with his humor showed in his postings/comments. Today, we are grateful for the opportunity to sit down & chat to him. Ready? Let's gooooooooooooooooooo!





Hey Steff, for those who aren’t familiar, can you please give us a bit of background about yourself?
My name is Stefan also called as Steff among friends. Have 2 kids (boy, 12 and girl, 4). The boy lives with me and the girl is with me on 2 weekends/month and i work as a truck driver weightlift.gif . I live in Lidköping / Sweden in a 3 room apartment.


Many of us already know that you picked the username Longhairsteff because your name is Steff and you had very long hair back then. Why cut them short now?
Well, I had long hair for about 15 years and felt it was time for a change. And it has nothing to do with that and I am getting old and the hair becomes thinner rolleyes.gif laugh.gif dry.gif


Humn, hair getting thinner ... I hope it's no where near Mr Homer unsure.gif haha.gif So you joined M9 back in Nov '06. How did you discover us?
Before my Nokia n82 i had a Sony Ericsson K750i and wanted themes for that phone and it was during that time I found mobile9.


Ooooooo, so SE was the matchmaker.

One and half year later you started to create your own theme. Vista Lightning was created with our online theme creator? When and how did you move on to use Carbide UI?

Yes, I did that theme with an online theme creator. I tried it a few times and then I was looking if there was a Nokia theme creator software to download (as for SE phones) and I found the monster Carbide ui.


I see! Glad you found the monster. I'm sure you won't be able to fully show your skills if you chose to stick to online theme creator back then.

When you start making S60 themes, is there anyone inside or outside M9 whom work your admire & find them particularly inspiring?

Yes, allfa was an inspiration. Then I discovered others like Pizero, Ivanov, Babi, Rugge, Belial etc. But the themers I admire most was the SE themers like Zjurina, Sedma, Jasnasto, Dr.Megabyte, rjdsouza etc. I could go on forever. I thought they had awesome bars and highlights.


You changed from virtually unknown to a hugely popular themer, participate in theming competitions and won 14 trophies (8 golds, 2 silvers, 4 bronzes), being awarded the Certified Themer ... ALL IN 2009! OMG, that is super impressive! Tell us about how this year has been for you.
Ya, that's crazy!! wow.gif This year has been so great. But it's all thanks to you guys and girls here on Mobile9. Without all those lovely comments and feedback i wouldn't come this far. grouphug.gif


Lots of themers are waiting to see if you drop hints on how you create so many stunning themes. Want to walk us through how you normally create a theme? Is there one particular element in S60 themes you put the most time & effort in?
What I value most is the analog clock. There is the wallpaper, clock and the icons. This three things takes most of my time. I usually starts with the wallpaper and go from there but if I have a good clock or icons i can start with one of them too.


Your advice for those who want to achieve similar success in S60 theming?
Join STC or TMC and get feedback and suggestions. Not only on your theme, but the feedback of others to. Read and watch previous TMC. I spent hours doing that. It's a huge source of inspiration.


Really glad to hear that competitions we host has helped you to make better themes. It does seem you are addicted to it. You recently started participate in TMC with SE themes. You are slowly moving to the dark SE side? devil2.gif
No, I am a Nokia themer and I have a lot left to learn. My next step is to make a theme so any s60 device can use my theme and that a huge step.. unsure.gif I made a few SE themes just for fun and I thought it was very hard to. It's very important with details and pixels here and there. So I will not move to the dark side. Maybe visit a couple of times torch.gif


Can you list 3 of your personal favourite themes? And why?
It's hard to explain why but for this three I was very pleased with the outcome.

Atas autumn


Alien


m9 Mascot




Besides theming, what else do you enjoy doing in your free time? I see that you listed M9 as one of your interest in your profile ... M9 a significant part of you?
Well, this year has been a year of theming and much m9. I spend a lot of time here so I guess it's a significant part of me.
On my spare time? Besides that it's a lot of cleaning, washing dishes, doing laundry and make dinner. yawn.gif surrender.gif .. I spend time with my kids and friends, hiking in the mountains once a year, go to concerts(only metal) punk.gif , watch movies and drinking beers with friends sometimes.


Aha, cleaning, washing, laundy. Too bad our Cube can't do any of those, else I can send her to help you out laugh.gif Alright, we better let you go now. Thank you for your time, Steff! Anything you'd like to add?
Just wanna say thanks to all admin who have done a great job with mobile9 and all members and friends here. Big thanks for this inteview AW! I'm really honored.
thump_rockstar
It was really great to know more about the theming superstar clap.gif Love ur impressive creations Steff wub.gif Terrific job with the interview AW 10.gif
antonis1978
Nice to meet u thumbsup.gif Keep them coming clapping.gif
thump_rockstar
QUOTE (antonis1978 @ Jan 3 2010, 10:38 PM) *
Keep these interviews coming clapping.gif


I actually love this segment quite a lot wub.gif I had been waiting restlessly for the release Int. no. 5, these interviews have some X-Factor in them which makes me a huge fan of them clap.gif Great work AW clapping.gif
antonis1978
I was meant the themes bro tongue.gif
thump_rockstar
Emergency surrender.gif can somebody hide some posts quick laugh.gif
Edit: Situation under control laugh.gif
findgirl45
great interview.thanks AW will for the interview and as well as to steff.i am big fan of steff's work and i mostly use his themes on my Nokia N818gb.thanks for the great themes steff clap.gif clap.gif clap.gif
liapireas
Great to know more things about you Steff
you are indeed an amazing themer, wow you have two kids too ....
Very good interview Patricia, well done !!!
ronaldo23
This was an awesome interview clap.gif clap.gif its great to know more about the legendary LHS notworthy.gif notworthy.gif
HamitShala
wow.gif Great to hear some great things about Steff , he is a great man! wink.gif
Happyyesh
Its really a great interview, I'm a big fan of your themes m8. As for your inspiration, I'm also greatly inspired by allfa's themes. Nice to hear about you @steff. Keep going with such great themes... thumbsup.gif
@AW Thanks for the interview of such great designers. cheers.gif
adnan11thoct
Great interview! smile.gif it was nice 2 know more about steff..
i have a qus 4 AW: Why isn't alllfa a ranked themer...he should have been legendary themer by now,but still he isn't even a rising themer chair.gif chair.gif bash.gif wacko.gif
ghassemoo
Great to know more about you steff... You are really a gold hunter. thumbsup.gif

Thanks Pat for this great interview.
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ghassemoo
QUOTE (adnan11thoct @ Jan 3 2010, 09:14 PM) *
Great interview! smile.gif it was nice 2 know more about steff..
i have a qus 4 AW: Why isn't alllfa a ranked themer...he should have been legendary themer by now,but still he isn't even a rising themer chair.gif chair.gif bash.gif wacko.gif


You have a mistake bro... Steff is certified themer now and I guess he will gain preferment more soon.
srimunnamunna
that was a really superb interview thumbsup.gif great to know about him clapping.gif
vegeta_sa
I love the inteviews, Nice to get to know you better Steff
mohib-rameen
awesome interview.... grt 2 know more abt steff...
adnan11thoct
QUOTE (ghassemoo @ Jan 4 2010, 11:38 AM) *
QUOTE (adnan11thoct @ Jan 3 2010, 09:14 PM) *
Great interview! smile.gif it was nice 2 know more about steff..
i have a qus 4 AW: Why isn't alllfa a ranked themer...he should have been legendary themer by now,but still he isn't even a rising themer chair.gif chair.gif bash.gif wacko.gif


You have a mistake bro... Steff is certified themer now and I guess he will gain preferment more soon.


I said about "allfa" not steff...surrender.gif grouphug.gif
sp0rtskiller03
wow.. what a great interview again.. i love reading it.. nice to know u steff.
Travis354
Nice Interview.....u did great job last year bro. Keep ROCKING!!!!! punk.gif punk.gif thumbsup.gif thumbsup.gif
Longhairsteff
Thank you all! I have a bit difficulties to express myself sometimes and i thought some of cube's questions were a bit difficult but I'm glad it turned out well.

Would like to add one thing: ArthurWills invitation to join tmc 220(my first) was the beginning of a journey i couldn't dream of..ok..i had a few nightmares about Carbide devil2.gif bash.gif and was eating m9addictpills every morning in six month!!! wallbash.gif but it was worth it wacko.gif

I have looked on my first themes i made with Carbide ui and i can't really understand that i'm a certified themer now a year and a half later..I'm really glad i bought my Nokia. May 2008
and joined TMC grouphug.gif
Thank you all m9ers


Best Regards
Steff
saraluna
nice 2 meet u bro smile.gif keep up
cute_heart
wow great interview , its really great to know bro , ur theme mind-blowing ,
angelnaina
wooow a great interview and i really enjoy it. wow.gif ...your's work are just mind blowing .. notworthy.gif

AW...you have done great job..well done.. clapping.gif
thabull
u know Steff, for some new theme makers u r the inspiration !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
u have done and keep doing a great job with your themes
u have a special prespective in theme making that make your themes shout "LHS" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

keep walking my friend.......
mixalis96b
Great interview.thanks AW will for the interview and as well as to steff.i am big fan of steff's work.
asthegr8
great interview and great work . it really gives inspiration .
topmanner1
Wow.That is great.Nice to know about longheirsteff.
your_mother
All hail Longhairsteff!! rockon.gif
arbri135
steff is a good boy
i like his themes
PG001
Wow wow.gif Was Really Nice TO HEar Bout Steff wub.gif
idias_1
Steff , nice to know you clap.gif

Your works ROCK 10.gif notworthy.gif
jasnasto
It was sooooo interesting to learn more about one of my favourite themers coming from one of my favourite theming countries (remember doc, also in my top 5?), plus one of the few, theming equally good for SE and Nokia phones... and yes, I have to admit, it was nice to see you mentioned me in this interview as well... keep it up and all the best... so, Patricia & Steff, many thanx for this great inteview... thumbsup.gif
see-iNO
great interview clapping.gif
Branislaw
Great interview Steff!!!

It was very interesting...you are the inspiration to many themers beginners...keep up your AWESOME work mate!!!

And of course big thanks to Patricia for this interview!!! wub.gif
muhib_shah
Great interview
FXrubi_P
gr8 thanks
muhib_shah
good interview
Lord_Magnus
clap.gif very interesting interview
hardeepsinghheera87
hi steff
superb interview
Miss_angel
awesome interview!!! wow.gif
Yoyocell
Nice interview.,
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sp0rtskiller03
when will be the next interview??? can't wait to read another m9ers life.
Yoyocell
QUOTE (sp0rtskiller03 @ Mar 10 2010, 08:54 PM) *
when will be the next interview??? can't wait to read another m9ers life.


maybe next soon bro sporty...hahaha
kujtimthaqi1995
QUOTE (antonis1978 @ Jan 3 2010, 10:08 AM) *
Nice to meet u thumbsup.gif Keep them coming clapping.gif

ooi
vikky999
QUOTE (ronaldo23 @ Jan 3 2010, 12:27 PM) *
This was an awesome interview clap.gif clap.gif its great to know more about the legendary LHS notworthy.gif notworthy.gif

yaa dude i am agree wid you....
imsagi
nice to meet you its good to known more about you
im fan of your work
keep it up
all my good wishes with you and your kids
xXdeepakXx
(' , ') Gõõd
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xXdeepakXx
x factor
Aeronitor
OMG What a interesting Interview and a story of a Legendary Themer wow.gif
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