11/09/12 – Updated Behance Portfolio

I recently spent the last few nights to update my Behance portfolio! I hope those that stumble here enjoy. It has a lot more work in it than on this wordpress site. It is finally a transition to something better than what I have set up here. Anyway, the work on Behance has a mix of different professional projects that I have worked on for the past two years.

http://be.net/ajd

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11/01/12 – Working from Home

Oh the irony that has been bestowed upon me. At the end of October, I have been given the option to work from home. With the most perfect timing this worked out very well with Sandy coming to town to really test the ropes of this decision. My old work place doesn’t even have internet or power thanks to Sandy’s fury; however, my apartment does so work could continue. It was interesting decision to decide to start to work at home, I feel that it maybe a little early in my career to start. But at the same time I feel like this is the right thing to do. Maybe hurricane Sandy has come in to reinforce the decision. Now I don’t have to walk and travel the subways of NYC mindlessly like all the other commuters trying to do the same thing. Once I was able to get back into my “Zone A” apartment building and realizing that I did not have to trek somehow into Manhattan has really make me appreciative of being able to do this. I am definitely thankful for all that I have and sad that so many so are suffering ever so close to home. Hopefully I can repay some of my new found time and energy back to those in need soon.

10/04/11 – Off to the presses

I finally sent out my business cards out to get a few free test prints. Yay me! I can almost put a huge check mark next to this goal of mine that has been lingering for way too long. I have recieved some great feed back from a few of my closest friends and have adjusted and taken critiques into account. It is always great to have a second, or third pair of eyes come and take a look at what you are doing. I hope that once I see the test prints I can adjust and make my final revisions by the end of the month. For now here are a few work in progress images that I sent off for the test prints:

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09/30/11 – Space warps and endless tunnels

That is what I feel like my life has been for the year thus far. I feel like time is traveling faster and faster and I don’t seem to be getting anywhere fast. I am proceeding to make progress on my personal goals, slowly but surely. I have my website up and running. I will be looking into finding some sort of java script that will give me a gallery to display my portfolio on it. For now, it has the basics and I am fine with that. The business card has been revamped as I felt the other one became too busy and “gimmicky” I removed the boarders and made a background that I like better. I plan on getting some feed back on it soon and get them out to the presses. I feel naked not having business cards on me for so long. There definitely has been a few times where I wanted to give one out and could not. Lost potential business I guess with no one to blame but myself.

On the up side, I was asked to return to Alfred last weekend to part take in a presentation to be giving by myself and other alumni RA’s on how being an RA and translate it into getting a job and real world experience. It was a fun adventure to get back up there as I have not been there for over 2 years now. Everything is still the same, some things have improved which I find very gratifying to see progress being made to improve the student experience.

The good people and friends are always a welcomed break from my space warp and endless tunnel feeling towards life as of late. I have recently learned the acronym FOMO from another blog that I love to read, which stands for fear of missing out. While working a lot and trying to improve my skills over the course of this year, I feel that I have achieved a lot; however, I do not feel I have gotten far enough to be satisfied just yet. This in turn has left me with a little FOMO as I want to be out with friends and having a good time, just come home and play video games or splurge a little more. Maybe in 2012 things will become even better.

07/16/11 – Update – New site

The crazy life is still busy just as I would expect the sun to rise every day. I am well underway to setting up a real website for my content to be displayed for all to see. The process in doing so has given me a sense of pride and identity, and though it will be a very simple website I hope that I will be able to better show off my skills and talent now. That is not to say that this blog and its content will disappear, this wordpress will no longer be a redirect for my main domain but will continue to host my progress in life, personal work and hopefully soon some tutorials and goodies that I can share with everyone else.

06/12/11 – Update – More awesomeness

I finally got rid of all my old business cards. I did not realize I was running out until the last one left my wallet to a fellow artist met by chance on the way home. Since I have been slacking on the whole updating and improving myself and marketability of my skills and talent section of life lately, I figured now would be a great time to get that back on track, create a business card, finish the new logo I started a few months ago and finish building a webpage! I have been still very diligent in the past few months continuing to hone in my skills and knowledge as a digital artist. I am however, slowly taking notice that tutorials are teaching me less and less and I am getting rather bored. I will continue to watch more and more tutorials of course, but I am definitely seeking out higher quality and higher leveled ones to keep me going. I am now faced with the idea that it is time to really start to produce work on my own to show off skills I have outside of the work I do in the architectural visualizations that I do daily. In order to do this I am very sad to have to say good bye to a good friend of mine… My computer. I built this machine back in 2007! So I would definitely say I have gotten my time and money’s worth out of it. The age of duel core processors has been dead for some time and I am now in the market for a new build to help me conquer any ambitious projects that may come out of my head for the future!

Here is the work in progress I have done for the new card I attempted this weekend

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Second version, a little different

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