G’day! I’m Daniel “ZiggyD” Coutts-Smith, a 20-something-year-old Australian media producer.
I primarily specialize in video game guides on platforms such as YouTube and TwitchTV, though I have a wide range of experience in different types of content creation.
Gaming has been a huge part of my life ever since I first played the demo of WarCraft: Orcs and Humans at the age of 5 years old. Since then I have played a huge range of video games across many different platforms. Games have allowed me to relax, learn, explore and form friendships all throughout my life and I think they are an amazing medium. You can read more about my thoughts on gaming and my goals in my manifesto.
I began writing in 2011 as a way of sharing a passion I had developed for the real-time strategy game: StarCraft 2. I wrote about everything I learned while playing the game and documented my journey from Bronze League to Masters League. Through this adventure I learned that I really enjoy explaining the mechanics and nuances of complicated games – something that I would form my life around from that point onwards.
By the way – you can still read what I wrote about Starcraft 2 here!
At the end of 2011 I completed a bachelor of Business in Marketing and Management. I had been planning to start a career in retail management but thanks to my experiences with StarCraft 2 I decided that I would prefer to dedicate my professional career towards helping people enjoy their games more wholly.
In 2012 I started producing YouTube videos, beginning with guides to StarCraft 2 and soon after covering the release of Diablo 3. Around the launch of Diablo 3 had my first real success in this new media industry with several of my videos getting thousands of views daily. I saw the potential and I was hooked.
Since then I’ve covered many other games and may even soon be moving into live streaming. Right now, creating this website marks the next step for the ZiggyD brand and for my journey in the world of video games. I’m very excited for what the future holds and I hope you are too!
Quite simply, ZIGGYDTV is the collected video game media activities of Daniel “ZiggyD” Coutts-Smith.
The keystone of this brand is this website, where you will find links to my content on platforms such as YouTube and TwitchTV as well as links to my social media activities across a wide range of services. You will also find unique articles that supplement my video and live stream content. If you want to get a good idea of the overall activity of the ZiggyD brand then you are in the right place!