For the last four years, I have eked out a living as a freelance graphic designer, mainly specializing in web design for small businesses and for individuals. I enjoy the work, and I like the customers. When a new project comes in it’s a chance to show off what I’ve learned since the last one: I’m excited, interested, motivated. Continue reading
I’ve known a fair number of so-called “creative” people in my time — I consider myself one of them — and there is one thing that we all seem to have in common: we’re always reaching, unsuccessfully, for control. Continue reading
I’ve been neglecting this blog for the past few days.
Naturally, I have plenty of excuses: a miserable bout of spring allergies, a busy Easter weekend, new clients to sort out … My creativity really shines when it comes to thinking up excuses. Unfortunately, as a teacher once pointed out to me many years ago (Mr Lambert, 7th grade), if you have to come up with more than one reason for failing to do what you’ve committed to do, then obviously none of your reasons is good enough. Continue reading
I finished a project today — more or less.
A few weeks ago I agreed to build a small website (seven or eight pages) for a local non-profit event, a half-marathon/5k run taking place next fall. Continue reading