Goodbye Nascent Studio – I closed the doors. Since I’m now completely solo I see no reason to identify my business as a “studio.”
Having a design business as a studio requires that there be a team. At least that’s my understanding or interpretation. Now it’s just me – Josh.
My reborn personal branding, braindump, journal, portfolio site on the interwebs.
Here’s where you get to see the projects I’m working on, the books I’m reading, my recovery from a recent injury, random shit that pours out of my skull – the works.
Let’s get started!
Current projects from the Josh
I have a LOT on my plate right now.
Of course there’s joshua.graphic. As I’m typing this, the site is a work in progress. It’s not pretty.
It’s actually pretty damn ugly at the moment, but the basic design is finished, the branding is done. Now it’s down to populating the site with something useful or interesting.
I need to get the portfolio up and running ASAP. That’s the whole point of having a personal brand, right? Yeah…it is.
Another personal project that’s coming along quite nicely, if I say so myself.
DrawCore is an art classroom – online. Like all of my web projects, it’s built on the extremely powerful and extremely popular WordPress platform. I love me some WordPress. WordPress kicks ass.
This will be revision 3 of DrawCore. And I’m doing it with a jacked-up hand. It’s disturbingly difficult to draw with a crappy finger.
I’m excited about DrawCore, though. I’ve figured out how to get a plethora of plugins to work to create a beautiful web site for a great classroom online. I’ll talk about the plugins in the next post. Yeah.
I’m not ashamed of being a geek, and I get to show off my geekiness soon. A close friend of mine is going to help me launch WiredRPG.com.
If you haven’t figured it out – it’s a site about tabletop roleplaying games. Yeah. We’re nerds.
WiredRPG is being built to tackle the issue of getting a group together over a long distance using technology. All of my players live in Texas. I’m back in Kentucky. You see the problem here.
Last, but not least – I’ve been helping Jaime get his site up and running over the past month. We tend to recreate his site every 6 months or so. Sometimes he goes a whole year (craziness!) without completely redesigning his site.
But the new theme kicks ass, it looks great, and his shop is integrated with the site directly.
I’ll be performing maintenance and bugging Jaime to get to work on a regular basis for the foreseeable future. It’s okay, though – he’s my buddy. 😀
Draw, Curse, Work
I’d like to leave you with a few drawings to let you think about how fortunate you are to have all of your fingers.
These were all drawn after I removed approximately 1/3 of my index finger using a meat slicer. Mostly skin, muscle and fatty tissue, but there was a good deal of tendon damage, too. Fun times.