Devious Ways

Hello, my name is Arshad Hosein and I am the sole owner and operator of DeviousWays.com. Welcome to my website!

I'm a teenager with way too much time and not enough normal things to do with it, but that's not neccesarily a bad thing. I've learnt a lot of new skills and had a lot of fun doing things that I love. The ultimate culmination of all these things is this website. One of the purposes of this website is to catalog and display what I've learnt so far, mostly in the areas of Graphic Design, Programming, Long-Form Writing and finally, Web Design. I hope you enjoy viewing my work and may even be inspiried by it. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and read this rather boring paragraph of text. It truly means a lot to me!

One of my really defining features is my tendancy to obsess myself in fandoms, which you can learn more about on the Stuff I Like page. Likewise, the Our History page outlines my progress as a graphic designer, programmer and otherwise. I'm mainly driven by my boredom and my desire to learn and accomplish new things. I always like a new challenge and I try to diversify the hobbies I pursue.

You can contact me at any of the sites below. Keep in mind that these are my personal accounts and I will use some discretion concerning requests.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • YouTube
  • Steam

As a writer, I currently hold two professional positions as a non-fiction writer. In 2011, I was fortunate enough to obtain a job as an app reviewer at Tablified and still hold that position, while also now writing for The Android Arcade. In the summer of 2012, I also attempted to write a 'FanFic' based on Nickelodean's "The Legend of Korra". It has not yet been posted on the internet and is still currently being written. I will update this post when I decdide to upload it to the internet, so be sure to check back often.

As a graphic designer, I have done several jobs for the Ministry of Education in my country, on the behalf of my mother. To date, these have been my only successful professional designs. In addtion, I also did a ticket for my class's graduation ball and an icon for the Tablified app, however, neither of these designs were used. I have also done various personal designs, but due to copyright restrictions on the images on which my own edits were based, I believe I should refrain from posting them online. From time to time, I may post one on the PhotoShop section of the blog, so that's good place to start.

As a programmer, a full list of my endeavours, some more succesful than others, can be found on our Software page, while commentary on my experiences as a programmer can be found on the Our History page.

I'm Currently Playing:

  • The Walking Dead - Beat Episode 1 in one sitting. Loving it so far!
  • Borderlands 1 - Co-op with a friend mostly, but single player is great too.
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - It's been years since I played a racing game. The entire genre is really nostalgic for me and Hot Pursuit is really fun as well.

Be sure to check out some of the more personal parts of the site, where I tend to express myself a bit more.

  • Our History
  • Stuff I Like
  • The Rants Section of the Blog

I'd also like to take a moment to thank all my awesome friends and family members who support me despite my weirdness. You guys may be few, but thank you for always being here for me. You know who you are.

No, the words in blue don't spell out anything. Yes, I thought they did also. Please forgive me for this oversight.