CrazyKelvin's Weekly Thought for March 5 to March 12, 2002

Greetings everyone! It's the week after my amazing time with my 3 sisters who came down from Toronto to party with me in Miami. If you didn't get a chance to read what happened on our escapades, you can read all about them here.

This week is the 45th Anniversary of Burger King's Whopper! Why do I think that it deserves some honorable mention here? Well, I've been a fan of the Whopper for a long time and it truly is a better burger than anything on the McDonalds menu. (except for the Mc D.L.T. back in the 80's) Happy Birthday WHOPPER!! I wish you many more to come!! (side note: I have stopped eating BK Whoppers ever since they added those cool salads to thier menus! For the same price as a whopper, you can eat healthy!)

Okay, time for CrazyKelvin's Weekly Thought:
What's on my mind right now? Well... I still am going through withdrawal from last weeks blast of a time. I don't think I have ever clubbed and partied so hard since my excursion to London/Paris in 2000. It's like I was on vacation in Miami -- and I LIVE here!!

This is the last month before I decide whether to move back to Toronto or extend my lease here in Miami at my amazing pad on the beach. Due to certain financial constraints, I may move to Orlando for a month and then go back to Toronto. That's how things are looking as of press time. But you never know what can happen. I am also considering accepting a teaching position in Japan. I have an interview for that in late April. I think that may the next chapter in the story of CrazyKelvin.

I randomly came accoss your site while searching for computer graphics courses in Toronto area. I'm really interested in graphics and web design. I haven't finished any courses yet, and I still didn't apply to college mainly because i'm not too sure what I wanna do yet.

What I was really interested in was the amount of webpages that you've done. I'm trying to figure out how did you get all the clients.?? I'm really interested in doing some webpage design myself, but I don't know where to begin looking, who to ask and how to ask. Its hard to make a start, everyone and everything requires experience, whice I dont have. What i'm trying to ask here is if you could please suggest some way for me to get some recognition, and most of all clients.?

thank you in advance...

-Igor T
Toronto, Ontario

CrazyKelvin's Response:

Thank you, Igor for taking the time to write.
The road to establishing yourself as a web designer is a long and brutal path. It's just like the fashion student who is trying to make a name for themself in an already super competitive world. No company wants to hire a web designer who has little experience, they have to be proven. As for me, I started working as a junior web designer at Camp Creations in Toronto. I worked for free for 3 months. After making a couple websites for the company, they decided to keep me on.

If you are looking to get established and to get started in getting clients, then you have to advertise yourself. Word of Mouth is the best way to start. Put up little ads on bus shelters or on the community boards at the super market. There is always somebody who knows someone who needs a website. It may start as a little project. Your first client may only have $50 and some cookies to pay you but its all worth it to establish your client portfolio. If you do a good job with that one person, they will recommend your name to another person, and then another person.. the ball starts rolling.

Even if you don't have any clients, but you have the time, make some of your own "pretend" sites to show what you could do. To display the different styles of websites that you could do. So when applying to companies for jobs, they will see a whole bunch of websites that you created and know that you can do it. Even if they are legit or not.

As for schooling, most web design companies don't even look at what college you attended, all they are concerned about is your graphics and design skills. If you can do the work, you are as good as hired.


Well, I hope that helped him..

All the best,


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