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24 August 2016 @ 05:08 pm
One Hundred Days of Happy - Day 22  
I kinda let this little 'event' slip, but I really need a touch of the happy today. It's not like anything heart-rending has happened, nah, but I've gotta stop catching whiffs of fandom pettiness on Twitter (usually not from my own timeline, but trickling in from the periphery) and I'M WEAK AND HAVE TO SNOOP and then I see things I'd rather not. So. Snuggle me in your mothering arms, LJ. At least for today. ;)

Anywho, some happy! I've always hated my 'pro' website because 1.) it was ugly and 2.) um, well, it was ugly. And also, kinda scattershot and too full of fandom things for professional uses. It's tough for me to brand myself and I'm a pretty dubious web designer, but I found a free site that's user-friendly and not too obnoxious, so I cooked up a new, streamlined, greatly improved portfolio site: quickreaver.com.

Feel free to check it out and leave me a critique! Test the links. Suss out bugs. Make suggestions! I have yet to add a shop with non-fandom work; I don't have much stuff to peddle yet, but it's forthcoming. For the time being, I'm happy I made something that's usable, somewhat professional, and not boring or (hopefully) over-the-top. Eventually, I'll upgrade to the paid version and get rid of the ads, and as I hone my brand (whatever that turns out to be), the inventory of images will grow and evolve into...something? Apparently I have a lousy time taking myself seriously as a professional, yep.

But I'm happy I finagled a portfolio site, so there's that!
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: 'Dream On' - Aerosmith
Icarus was a test pilot: Breezing Upgalwithglasses on August 24th, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hey, the portfolio site looks really sharp. The background color is great because it doesn't draw your eyes away from the art at all and the color has a softening effect rather than the harsher-edged look you'd get with black. I don't know how it will look if you do something with a dark background in the art but I think it would still work well. I like how the art can be gone through like a slideshow and there is good info with each one. It eliminates scrolling down and you get a closer look at everything. The links for contact and about are clear and easy to find. I don't know if this links to a way someone could buy something from your site but that might be valuable in the future. All in all, very clean and it says to me that you are a professional too. Probably something good if you are planning to work by commission.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: gone fishin'quickreaver on August 25th, 2016 12:00 am (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH! I won't often do art with super-dark backgrounds because it's not ideal in most cases, so I don't think that'll be a worry. I'm working on a shop/commission page now, so soon that will be included. Your input is invaluable! :D