Every once in a while you have to stop and reevaluate your work. Taking a little breather will help you realize just how much you’ve grown from the last checkpoint. Some of the things which felt hard or scary a while ago may now seem like second nature. In a similar fashion, those which seemed completely out of reach suddenly look tangible, given enough time and willpower are spent on them. And why not, some things may no longer look as interesting as they did before, as was the case with photography.
Truth be told, this is the first time since i ventured on my own, that i finally managed to have a proper, standalone web design portfolio. Just as the cliche goes, i found it harder to work for myself than for my clients. Nevertheless, it allowed me to see things from their perspective, while at the same time learn a little bit more about my strengths and weaknesses.
I intend to continue to provide elements such as graphic design freebies, tips & tricks, tutorials and book reviews to name just a few. However, as a result of all the things I’ve learned, you should also expect coding posts relevant both to web development as well as hopefully mobile development. Last, but certainly not least, illustration might play a bigger role among the articles.
As most people working in and around design know, feedback is an essential element. Without it you can’t really grow or head in the right direction and even if you eventually manage to do that, it takes a lot more effort to do it all on your own. That’s why I’m looking forward to any constructive ideas that will help turn this into a valuable resource for fellow designers and clients alike. Don’t shy away from requesting certain freebies or information as you might actually see it in a post later on.
Both life and work are about constant learning. That’s why i see this as the perfect way to continuously improve my skills while at the same time giving something back to the community. Having said that, let’s get down to business and have some fun in the meantime!