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AFTER ALL THESE YEARS… I still find it difficult to describe “what I do” to strangers and legal types… as if I’ve not yet… decided which of my disciplines describes “me” with more accuracy. What I know for certain is that I make images and I make web sites and I tell stories.
I have formally studied photo… Read More
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS… I still find it difficult to describe “what I do” to strangers and legal types… as if I’ve not yet… decided which of my disciplines describes “me” with more accuracy. What I know for certain is that I make images and I make web sites and I tell stories.
I have formally studied photography and information technology and creative writing (eye ain’t no poet & eye know it) but should I describe my potential with such restrictive nomenclature?
My bag of tricks includes HTML5 and CSS3 and wide-angle lenses and Photoshop and Gimp and Dreamweaver and similar instruments of digital trickery and visual hypnosis.
If I could resolve the mystery of my creative/professional self-identity, I would describe myself as a front-end-designer, and I’d work with other people’s words and pictures and business concerns… That would be a good thing…
Or, I would describe myself as a photo-illustrator and work with a client’s pictures and words and business concerns… That would also be a good thing…
But I might describe myself as a Web Consultant, helping a new business establish a web presence without it costing them an arm and a leg… but would that be a good thing?
Just as I might hate (but have totally loved) redesigning an outdated site into a modern site that fits today’s screen-size challenge and the company’s new business concerns…
The many hats I like to wear may be difficult to fit onto a simple wardrobe... which tempts me to describe myself as in my business card; daydreamer and provocateur, a more spiritually balanced description, but I’m not sure if that would attract business.
Or I could offer my services as a digital showman, in the cinematic tradition of Cecil B. Demille and Tod Browning and James Whale. If the beauty of unreality is your goal… I’m the straight line you’re looking for.
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