A few years ago, a couple of friends and myself were dead set on starting a small web & graphic design studio. Like so many in this industry, the urge to be free, wild stallions of creativity was strong. However, due to lack of funds and time to dedicate to the cause, our little pipe dream still remains in dream land as we all continue to work our respective 9-5 gigs. It’s always been my goal to work in a design studio environment so when we first started cooking up this idea I jumped in head first and started doing what I love, designing a website. After many revisions and months of work, I quickly knew this website would never see the light of day as our humble dream sauntered back into dream land and out of our current realities. I refused to leave my website baby out in the cold to suffer from neglect, because I’d grown to love it, so years later, I’m finally getting my bundle of joy coded. For what? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll try to sell the design on Graphic River, maybe I’ll try to create a WordPress theme, maybe I’ll just keep it as a portfolio piece. Who knows. One thing I do know is, I LOVE working on it. I love figuring out new things I can do with HTML/CSS. These coding languages are more versatile than I could have imagined when I first started on this project and I’ve relished every hurdle and roadblock I’ve encountered and overcome. I’ve had my first taste of JQuery while tinkering with this site, and it tasted like rainbows.
Here’s a little preview. It’s a snippet of the footer and part of the portfolio section, which was probably the most challenging part of the whole thing so far. Each step of the process and everything I learned felt like a victory, much like a runners high. I know I still have a lot of work to do before it’s ready for the interwebs, but I look forward to every frustrating and rewarding moment. Unlike client work, I can do whatever I want with it. And that’s the sweetest part of all. Who knows, maybe its true destiny is to be the website for my dream design studio someday.