I have recently added a brand new section — Graphic Design.
I’ve always been interested in graphic design work. My first exposure was doing a project in high school where I drew a cave man on my Commodore 64. The cave man played a central role in the program I wrote that taught the principles of flight to other high school physics students. I have been told that my physics teacher continued to use that program for several years after I went on to college.
My second exposure to graphic design was while working at the Wellington, Dufferin, Guelph Health Unit. I designed many pamphlets for the various departments within the Health Unit. We used Corel Draw and Page Maker. Before I started, they would physically cut and paste the bits of the text and pictures together and run them through the photocopier. I like to think I showed them a better way.
After that, it was on to ComDev. That involved a huge amount of technical drawing using MS Visio. During that time, I spent some time creating some line drawings of the various test equipment we used for the test rack drawings. It was satisfying work and I enjoyed doing it.
So, when I found 99designs.ca, I thought I’d give it a shot. So far, I’ve submitted one design. It didn’t get picked, unfortunately, but it was fun to do.
I think I’ll continue to submit designs to this site. I’m finding it entertaining so far.