Website Updates

I’ve been working on the office parts of my job for the last couple weeks, which is why I haven’t really been posting anything here on the blog. I have a whole list of things I want to draw, but I can’t start on it until I get through the neglected administrative tasks. So, anyway, I’ve been spending time updating my mailing lists and updating things here on the website,

But now I think I’m done with the website, and I thought I’d share and ask for feedback. Please take a look around and let me know if anything needs changing. (Especially if you find a typo!)

I completely changed the portfolio section based partly on advice I received at a recent portfolio review. I came up with a “Top 10” selection of images, then linked to additional, targeted portfolios in text links under that main portfolio. (Also accessible through the menu bar.) I did it that way because it I was really putting way too many images on my portfolio page. I mean, I love sharing all my work because I figure you never know what sort of images a client might be looking for. But it was just too much for one page. Anyway, this new way I still get to share all my best work for people who are interested in it all, but I’m not overwhelming art directors who just want a summary of my work. It also lets me point specific art directors to particular targeted portfolios if I think that will fit better with what they’re looking for. Or, that’s the intent anyway. I’ll see how it works when I start sending out my promo emails on, probably, Friday

I also drastically slashed my super-wordy Intro page to just the bare bones. And I added some new graphics that I thought were fun.

I’d love it if you’d go take a look at both pages and let me know what you think.

Oh, and here’s one thing I did make today. A drawing of the wacom stylus that I use with my cintiq.

Promo Postcards

I got my newest promo postcards from VistaPrint just now.

It’s a girl-themed card this time.  I used the new Girls in a Treehouse image on the color side and the one with Sarah and Katie with the bike and skateboard on the back side.  You might notice that I recolored the “No Boys Allowed” sign so that it didn’t distract from the overlaid text.  You probably didn’t notice (because it’s not important) but I moved the bird too.  The image wasn’t exactly the same dimensions as the card, so I had to cut off a little at the sides.  So, I nudged the bird over a bit so it wouldn’t be too close to the edge.  Working with digital images makes last-minute changes so much easier!

Now, I really need to get moving on my promo mailing list.  I’m in the process of transferring my notecard-based system into a computer-based one.  I have to type everything in new, which is time consuming now but should pay off later.

Anyone want one of these postcards?  Contact me with your name and address and I’ll mail you one.

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