Well, despite the complete lack of web updates I've had another busy year, full of ups and downs. A lot of the work I've done hasn't been published by the client so I'm hesitant to include it on my portfolio page, but I've been working hard. A lot of the work has been in illustration, web, and database stuff, so it isn't a great fit. Perhaps I'll put in a page for non-animation work.
I still need to get some new clients. I've actually picked up two via referral, but I want to add more so I can grow further. I have finally gotten rid of the last of the warehouse side of the business. It's been a long time coming, since I closed my wood shop in '08, but I no longer offer construction, maintenance, and storage of displays, though I will still provide design and set up if needed.
I finally worked some on the website, though I want to do more. The first page should be more 'animated'. I'll probably have to dig into the CSS and figure out how to animate the header. Now I have to figure out what to do with the Argos Designs site, which still shows exhibit stuff. One step at a time.
I've been pursuing the idea of talking about my work in public, including a presentation to a high school class and another to a group of art and tech people. I'm also developing a course for teaching Blender, which is both exciting and terrifying. It will be done online using tutorials and feedback. I'll keep posting about it. I've also been made aware of other local professionals using Blender, and I may try to meet up with them and see about sharing tips, etc.
I've continued to be involved in the Triad Startup Lab by creating a group for the alumni to get together and help each other with problems and give each other feedback. There is more info at the website I put up. That is gratifying in entirely new ways.