As most of you know, I'm a graphic designer by day, or at least I was before we moved to Mexico. I haven't done much actual designing since we've been here, but it's what I know and I don't plan to abandon it just because I'm writing.
Last winter I bought Adobe's Creative Suite 3 (CS3) because I needed to upgrade my Photoshop and Illustrator. Since these programs are quite expensive, I went ahead and bought a package that includes web software, figuring I'd want them eventually and it would be twice as expensive if I bought them individually.
I loaded up the programs in February and went to town with Photoshop and Illustrator, but never opened Dreamweaver or Flash, the two web design programs. Well, this week I finally got off my butt and started Dreamweaver tutorials. I didn't actually get off my butt, I just opened new programs, but you know what I mean.
I had some web training several years ago at my old job, but never did anything with the information and quickly forgot most of it. Fortunately the software has become more user friendly with each successive version, and bits of my old training are still clinging to my noggin. The information is pretty dense, but so far it's making sense and I'm hopeful I can turn this into one more way to pick up freelance work.
Ibis is already excited to go out and drum up business. I hate marketing myself so I'm very lucky to have such an enthusiastic husband. I have no problem closing the deal once I'm talking to a potential client; it's getting myself in front of that client that's hard for me.
I'll keep you posted on my progress!