It’s been a while!

So I’m in Idaho. I didn’t want to go, but here I am, so I’m going to try and make it work. I’ve been doing everything remote anyway so it’s not like I lost a bunch of contact.

I just finished this site for possibly the nicest person in the world who happens to make terrifying game scenarios (something I like to do too!). Check out her scenario Sorrow In Tsavo, good stuff.

I’ve also done some work for Enevate.

I was briefly employed at a vehicle wrap company in November before I even moved into my house up here. They responded, and I started working, and it seemed to be going great, then I caught Covid. They let me remote work for a while, went on vacation, and after they got back (well beyond the date I was infectious), they told me “they decided to 1099” me, and that they’d be moving to piecework…it was all pretty illegal, but they paid me for the work I did so I just said whatever. It was a huge bummer though, it felt like they were happy with my work. I have to admit though: I’ve never been paid less as an artist in my entire life.

Well that’s all bummer stuff, forget it. I’m forging ahead. If you need anything, drop me a line, I can get your WordPress site up in a day. Don’t buy all the garbage about how long you have to wait for a site: it’s padding. Let’s get your stuff going, now!

Desert time

Been out in Palm Springs even tho the heat is punishing. We tend to work at night since we stay overnight and do an extended siesta of indoors stuff when it’s hottest. Last visit a monsoon blew through, it went from bone dry to horizontal rain to 95 + 45% humidity in about a half hour. Bonkers.

Rain coming. Bottom middle-leftish you can see a vertical line which is straight up torrents of rain. They hit us shortly after this.

 

Here’s an outdoors mounted piece. I took a photo of the original artwork, imported to Illustrator, did a little path tracing and vectorized the whole thing, then blew it up to about 9′ tall. it’s printed on 5 separate pieces of 3mm Dibond material, a laminate aluminum-plastic-aluminum. So far the color is holding up amazing.

Indoor piece mounted over a fabric-covered wall. We used wire anchors and have it an inch or so away from the wall because the owner promised dire repercussions were we to mar the fabric.

If you need indoor or outdoor artwork created, adapted, updated, edited, or retouched, give me a call. I’ve been using Photoshop since v 1.0 when we got it on a stack of floppy disks about a foot tall. They didn’t even have layers. I can do printed, painted, screened, or projected, wherever you want, whenever you want. I also brainstorm and cogitate on new ideas, so think big! I love nothing more than coming up with a huge, ambitious idea and making it real.

Some work did

Been struggling along getting freelance jobs here and there, sending out tons of resumes. Couple contacts. If you need any help with anything at all design or advertising give me a shout!

Here’s some San Pasqual High merch I did. 

Also we adopted a lil rescue buddy. Ivy really got the short end of this pic. She named him Lord Fluffy.

If you’re in Escondido or anywhere in North County give me a holler, I am an experienced graphic artist, photographer, videographer, editor, copy writer, advertiser, marketer, and so on and so forth. If it’s advertising & marketing I’ve done it. I’ll even host your website! 

Makin’ podcasts

If anyone needs any help in creating or distributing podcasts, give me a ring! I’ve been working on a couple lately, and learning a ton. Prayers for Da Bears is my brother’s NFL football related podcast and Doc Talks Stats is my friend David’s basketball stats podcast and video series. Figured out how to get added to iTunes, use some collaborative sound editing software, setup AWS for podcasts, and more. It’s more challenging than it seems!

Get used to inconsistency!

Work comes slowly or in a manic rush for freelance graphic artists much of the time. If you’ve managed to organize your business to have a steady manageable flow of work, please send me your secrets. I will bake you delicious banana bread. Included: photo evidence. 

Website redesign

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I took Neatnix.com from a busy, complicated, confusing site and made something straightforward and simple. From a fussy site with the most common comment “What is this about?” to a clear and concise statement with, importantly, 2 clicks to a purchase.