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.
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!)
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.
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...
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
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
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.
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..
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