I've been asked a couple times "Why don't you try to design harder, and more often," always followed by "you have great design ethics." It's simply because of two things.
First: I get discouraged. Some years back, when I first started learning the very grim basics of html, I begged my mom for a laptop of my own. After all, working on an old desktop running Windows xp isn't efficient enough for someone pursuing what I was at that time. Now, I've advanced so much from my learning of html tables, and onto way better things. Then, I wanted a simple laptop for building websites. Now, I want a machine efficient enough for designing. I honestly love designing and have never had such a burning passion for a hobby, which could lead into an awesome career. But opening my computer, and finding out there's some new shiny way to do this or that in PS6, is discouraging. Checking some of my favorite blogs, and seeing article upon article about good practices of retina design, is discouraging. These things, among others, are discouraging for the simple fact that I can't afford, and have absolutely, no way to get Photoshop. Or that Macbook I've wished for, for so long.
Second: Working environment. As it stands, I have no where to actually sit down and design. No desk, no area of my own. It probably sounds silly, but I'm 100% serious. Where you work matters. If anyone knew the kind of life challenges I face, where I currently stay, they would be surprised that I even still own a Dribbble account. Most my age would've completely given up by now, on a lot of things not even regarding design. Just life in general. That's a whole different story though.
So here's what's changing. I'm done feeling sorry that I can't work to my full potential because I don't have this or that. This Dribbble shot is a new start. I want to fully pursue what I love, designing. Soon, I'll be moving back to Orlando, FL to change some things in my life. Get a job & work my way up from there. Maybe even get around to getting that driver's permit, too. For now, this is me. This is my work. Done in an older version of Fireworks in an attempt to re-birth my passion. You gotta start somewhere, right?
5 months ago
I wish you all the best.
Btw. Great colors :)
Good attitude litte man!
Excellent attitude, right on! I completely agree, it shouldn't be the latest things that define what you design, by working with what you have can be one of the best ways to design! :)
I love that letter A and the colors! I encourage you to keep up on that style of work. Very nice!
3 months ago
real awesome work mate i love it !
2 months ago
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