Today we meet Christian Kragh (ChristianKragh) from ActiveDen – and AudioJungle.
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?
Hi, my name is Christian Kragh and I’m a freelance Flash developer/designer. I’m also a musician and writer on the side.
Where I’m from is a complicated story and it’s the reason why I’m currently a traveling little troubadour but I’ll try to keep it quick: born in Denmark, moved to Rochester, NY immediately, 3 years later moved to Berlin, Germany, 3 years later moved back to Rochester, NY, 7 years later moved to Antwerp, Belgium, 5 years later I left home and moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, 1 year later moved close to Birmingham, England, 1 year later I spent half a year in Sydney, Australia and the past year I’ve spent traveling around, mostly between Rochester, NY and Denmark but also Germany, France, England and other US states.
Most people ask me if I’m an army child but no, my father moved a lot working for Bausch and Lomb. I guess it was just inset by the time I left home because I found myself moving a lot without really planning for it.
Which marketplaces do you belong to? What types of files do you sell?
I belong to ActiveDen since July 2008, and joined AudioJungle in December 2009 but only recently been more active on it. I also have one file on GraphicRiver but won’t usually upload to it.
On ActiveDen, I sell AS3 files, I’d say mostly unique image viewers. I currently have 4 site templates, 13 galleries, 15 image rotators/banners/slideshows, 23 menus but a lot of these menus involve image viewers as well, then a few utilities and other files like news readers, video players, music players, maps, intros, etc, and finally I have recently uploaded 3 games. I’m currently working on a full site template with deep linking. I plan to concentrate much more on full site templates as well as games every now and again.
On AudioJungle I currently have over 35 music loops. I also have a sound effects pack with 25 interface and games sounds. My main music categories are rock, piano based and electronic music and a lot of the time I will combine them. I come from a very rock-based music background and I’ve only recently gotten into creating electronic/digital music. I do a lot of rock and metal work outside of AudioJungle but I create a lot of really soft rock, ambient guitar rock and upbeat indie type rock material for AudioJungle. I really like creating soft and slow piano pieces. I think I’m also very experimental sometimes in my music creation.