A Designers New Years Resolution
You’ll hear a million resolutions of “New Year, New Me” posts, blogs, tweets, messages, etc. What’s different about mine? None. The only vague difference is that I’m making them as a designer and a guy who runs a youtube page. There’s nothing special about this blog post that is any different than you’d see anywhere else. The unique flavor is that it’s me. If you know me, want to know what’s happening and what I’m hoping to happen, then keep on reading!
This year was a little more crazy than usual. I won’t go into detail on the negatives, but here’s are some positive defining moments in 2018 for me:
- I was published in .net magazine for a a small page about my youtube gaming channel
- I broke out of my rut at work and just started designing what I wanted, and it worked heavily in my favor
- I finished a 6k Spartan Obstacle Course Race
- I completed a design challenge for .net magazine that will be published in 2019
- I started on the path to learn AR
I think it was a pretty decent year, but I have some plans for the new year as well. When I look back on this post a year from now and I see 30% of it completed, I would of considered it a success.
Finish up some backlog courses on Udemy
I have dozens of courses I just buy on the cheap and sit on. There’s a ton of cool subjects that I wish I’d jump into, but I never have. The majority of it is development courses, but quite a few are Unity and game dev courses. This brings me to my next design goals
Launch an AR app
I’ve been learning about it, but I think if I make a goal of launching something, i’ll probably be able to make it happen. I have an idea I’ve been working on, but never came to light due to technical stupidity I guess you’d say.
Update My Personal Brand
As a designer, we all say we’ll reinvent ourselves. I don’t plan on reinventing myself at all. I tend to be more consistent throughout my personal brand. This includes my website, portfolio, resume and online social presence. This is primarily to potentially get some freelance work this year.
Obtain 3 Freelance Clients
I’ve been out of the game and working in house for the past few years. I plan on opening my web design experience to helping other people build their business.
Get 1000 Subscribers on my Youtube Channel
I run a gaming channel over at www.youtube.com/thenowgamingzone It’s a video game channel I run that hasn’t been getting as much love as I’d like it too. With the help of my family, I plan on creating a plan to get to the 1000 sub mark so that I’m able to monetize the channel again.
i could go on and on, but I figure this should be plenty enough to share with the world. If anybody needs an accountability partner for their design or development needs, then reach out to me on social media