Most of what you’re about to read may or may not come off as “common sense.” If you feel this way, then look at your life. Are you applying these steps to your life? Do you feel you need a set path for becoming a great designer? Then keep reading.
The rule of thumb has always been “practice makes perfect.” Then we’re told that we will never be “perfect,” but our imperfections are our true perfections – we just need to find a way to bring out our best. Read more »
I’m at home now. Well, not “home” home, but with family. I suppose after moving to Sacramento, I found myself making a new “home” home for myself.
It feels strangely, mostly because it feels as though I never left in the first place. I suppose that’s what “home” should feel like – a place you return to that feels familiar. Home base, home page, whatever – the word “home” I suppose has become synonymous with familiarity. Read more »
How the hell did I get here, and where am I going?
Sometimes I sit back and wonder about the journey I took to become a web designer. I started out as that kid you pay $20 to for something quick because they know a little bit about computers. I loved graphics, and making images. I would take poetry and images, and combine them through blends, with textures and other things I experimented with. A friend of mine from childhood knew a little bit about how to get started with a website; she had me going with Geocities in very little time. I was able to post my writing, my graphics, and explore a world I was only just beginning to learn about. Read more »
I really hate calling it quits on clients, especially clients that I’ve previously had a decent experience with. However, sometimes you still have to call it quits – whether they aren’t willing to pay you, or aren’t willing to pay you enough for the amount of time which you put into their site.
I’ve recently had to call it quits on a client I’d been working with for some time. In the past they had been a very good client and allowed me my space to work, but whenever said client changed for the worse, I knew it wasn’t fair to my other clients (or even to myself) to continue with the casework. Read more »
Networking: a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest (Dictionary.Com)
BeLink’d began with a network. Some people knew that I already managed a site – it’s not in existence anymore, but it surrounded my writing and graphics. But it wasn’t until I began networking that I found my own calling: to create web sites. Read more »