Monday, March 31, 2008


this is the SWEETEST site ever!

you pretty much take 5-10 min to calculate your expenses and this site figures out your IDEAL hourly rate (perfect for determining freelance projects).

thought i'd spread a little joy despite the snow we got today ;)

Monday, March 24, 2008

An Addy

The invitation I did for the Golden Compass (I posted it a while ago) won a silver addy this year. I was stoked so I thought I'd brag a little.

Friday, March 21, 2008

little bit of drums and piano

This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. I know I shouldn't be doing music posts on a GD blog, but I couldn't resist...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

in over my head

I'm collaborating with an ad agency to put some streaming videos on the homepage of (peterson homes)
I'm pretty confused on how the whole CGI/PHP script deally-o works, so any help would be awesome. Here's what I need...

1. a flash file/script that will detect the bandwidth of the user, and if the bandwidth is too low, it will skip them to another page.
I hear that you just need to detect for a couple seconds using getBytesLoaded, and if it's too low then you use a getUrl to jump them to the other page? Anyone have the code on hand for something like this?

2. I don't really know how to set up the scripts for a form, but I need to be able to gather Name, phone # and email. If you have any tips on how to set up the scripts/server, it would be AWESOME!


Friday, March 14, 2008

Poster Design

Hey folks, I guess it's my turn to stick my head on the chopping block. Here is a poster I designed for the professional modern dance company in Logan (Valley Dance Ensemble). Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Professor Carter- suckas

Well, today I got a small break from my boring design job to give teaching a shot. Kristina was sick today, so I am teaching a drawing/rendering class, as well as the "history of furniture" class (at the Art Institue of Salt Lake), which I'm in right now. I have to say it's pretty hard, so mad props Dave, Alan, Bob, etc.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Le Promenade (say with sick french accent)

I just realized that it has been quite along time since I have posted to the blog. Michelle and I have adjusted quite well to the sounds of honking horns and sirens whizzing by. I almost forget that I'm in New York City here in my little space on the 4th floor (I really wanted to say something impressive like "looking down from the 57th floor" but that would just be a lie). Any way Michelle is working for a place called Evoke and I'm working for a place called InterBrand. The experience is great and I would suggest it to any one that is looking for something totally different. Later

Friday, March 7, 2008

Mas Trabajo

So I've noticed that most of my posts are usually job ops. My bad. I wish I could provide more funny links to YouTube or useful surveys (see below), but when I get calls from people wanting freelancers I really hate saying "Sorry, you're S O L". Nobody likes being S O L. Unless you ARE sh*t, and luck is a pot of boiling acid. Then being S O L is a good thing, right? ANYWAYS, I always tell these freelance seekers that I'll do my best to help them out by posting the opportunity on an "exclusive designer blog". I know, it makes us sound way cooler than we really are, but everyone should sound cool at least once.



Job Op:

This one is immediate and has a deadline of Monday (March 10th).
Contact Josh:

Useful Survey

Hey everyone, I ran across this survey here that had all kinds of useful information about freelancers. Web Designers, Graphic Designers, Illustrators, 3D etc, etc. It's only $3 and well worth the 55 pages of goodness. It goes into detail about things like Average Client Spending x Country x Industry, it even breaks it down by state for North America. It also talks about where people in these industries are finding most of their work, if people are making more as freelancers, how much time investment, all kinds of great info. ENJOY!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Battle of the Bands

Hey y'all

This week--March 6-- CD demos are due to KSM Guitars here in Logan for the Battle of the Bands, which will be held March 28 at the Logan Fairgrounds. The winner will open for Eve6 at their concert at USU on April 9th.

For more information, contact KSM at 435.753.6813 or

btw: this is to help raise awareness for CAPSA.


PS--sweet poster, eh? never thought i'd be able to do "grunge"