Almost a decade ago, I wrote a series of monthly newsletters for Artistic Imposter Design, but I gave up on them after about six months. Well, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve restarted my monthly newsletters, and the first one was emailed out this morning. If you missed it, here is the link to the online version: https://mailchi.mp/d18fbd19d766/artistic-imposter-design-november-2019-newsletter.
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My first monthly newsletter went out today! I started the series with a brief history detailing how and why I started Artistic Imposter Design and the various incarnations my portfolio went through before becoming the finished product we all know and love. For those who have not yet subscribed to my newsletter, the history is available here.
Each monthly newsletter will include a software review featuring a freeware or open-source design related software product. I will to spend about eight hours each month using the selected software, then review it based on how quickly I was able to pick it up, as well the quality of the documentation and the portability to various OS platforms. These reviews should not be considered a definitive statement on the quality of the software; merely a guide based on a cursory examination. For the first newsletter, I reviewed the open-source 3d modeling software Blender. My full review and criteria is available on the Software Reviews page of this site.
I am also including links to various conferences and events that are applicable to the design community. If anyone happens to notice an important event which I have overlooked in the calendar, please let me know.
While attempting to learn how to embed a YouTube video on Facebook using Facebook Markup Language, I came across an article on Mashable.com called 4 Elements of a Successful Business Web Presence. The four items listed in the article are:
- The Website
- The Blog
- The Newsletter
- Social Media Accounts
While I have some experience in the first, second, and fourth areas, I have never done a newsletter, so I decided to start one. Beginning in November, I will be sending out an e-mail newsletter around the first of each month to a list of subscribers. Since I am usually busy with my regular job and I’m still getting a toehold on the whole freelance front, I may not always have much to write about. To remedy this, I’m going to double my efforts to find new and interesting projects to work on. The newsletter will also include a list of links to my blog posts for the previous month, and occasionally I may even write summaries of interesting articles I discover relating to graphic/web design and animation.
What this means for me: I need to get up off my couch occasionally, turn off the TV, and finally do some of those projects I’ve been thinking about and planning for months and years.
What this means for you: More blog updates, More cool projects, More tutorials, and More fun!!!!
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