I'm always looking for ways to flex my entrepreneurial muscles. If I can find a way to do something I like, and make money doing it, I'm going to jump at the chance.
For example, I started blogging because it was a good way to vent about my current situation. When I found out I could make a little sidecash by placing ads on my site, I gave it a shot. After a month of blogging, I got a check for almost $130. I was stoked. Ads are in limbo right now, which I may play around with this weekend, but I still love blogging for blogging's sake.
Another thing I love doing is graphic design.
|A logo I designed for a graphics design business.|
IF I ever decide to start one, that is...
(Last name is Pearson. Hence the pear)
I used to do this for a living, and I miss it from time to time. I got paid to play with pretty pictures all day. Sure, I did a LOT more than that (I was often referred to as "the glue that held the company together") but the main aspect of my job was marketing, promotions, and graphics graphics graphics.
|A flyer I created for my former employer, promoting|
an Open House event.
Now and then, I help a friend or family member with a project, like I did with my girlfriend and her scrapbooking business. Not only did I design her website, but I also made this snazzy logo using a vacation picture of her brother.
So when I was reading other blogs and found one mentioning a band who was doing a "design our logo" contest, I jumped right in. Not only were there goodies if I won, but my work would be on a bigger stage than ever before.
They're called Five Finger Death Punch, and the contest info can be found here. Sure, by linking the contest, one of you may join in on the fun, and possibly beat me. But still... half the reason of doing it is the sheer fun of doing it.
So all you graphics-nuts, what do you think? What should I work on? What do you like, and what don't you like? Do you think I have a shot at turning this into a career, if I devote a little more time and training into it?
Let me know. In the meantime, here is my submission for 5FDP:
|I CRUSH YOU!|