A Carpenter’s House
*this is a post that I wrote back in August that I didn’t publish, so I thought I would get it out there now.
Hey guys, Last week I relaunched this site, which was both extremely satisfy and terrifying at the same time. I’m always happy to refresh the design and rethink how I present myself online. I do get nervous though at the thought of putting something very personal out there for critique. Thankfully the feedback has been really positive so far.
A few things to point out
My work section has changed a bit to focus more on the design and less on if it’s mobile friendly. Mobile support has become the norm with all of my clients so I feel less inclined to make such a point about it. I’ve also focused a bit more on the overall experience of navigating from one project to another.
I’ll be honest, the picture in the background of my design is not my studio, there I said it. I work from home and an image of me sitting at my desk in the corner of my bedroom in my underwear just wouldn’t look as cool. In the last two years I have switched from just freelancing on my own to working with a network of people regularly, so I’ve switched to calling it a studio than just my name. A design studio is no longer restricted to an open concept white bricked room full of coffee drinking Apple loving designers.
If in two years you haven’t grown professionally you might want to rethink your career path. I love what I do and I am constantly honing my skills and learning new things. If you look at my info page you will notice I have added some new skills. One being Art direction and the other user experience. Art direction is the ability to see a design through without having to do all of the work yourself. That could be a web design, or branding, it’s about being able to work with others well and guide them through the vision you have. My goal has always been to grow my business so I can serve my clients better and build something I am proud to call my own, and I am happy to say I am on that track.
I think it’s important in life to always change things up, and business is no exception. I am excited to see what happens in the coming year.