I'm the new community lead for Press SPACE to Jump, a worker-led games journalism site. Be sure to support them! You can still contact me for freelance work below.
"Yep, okay, let's work together!"
"Har har, I need more specifics."
I've designed lots of graphics, logos, overlays, and other assets for Fanbyte. My general approach is best described as "friendly and chaotic," and uh, I think that comes through. Judge for yourself!
Hmm. Is it though? They're just different formats for preserving data. An image stores data via film or pixels, and a website stores files and a data structure- Oh. You meant rhetorically.
Some of my best web work is unobtrusive to the point of being invisible; I've collected a lot of easy-to-remember redirects for individual clients, fundraisers, and gaming websites. I think that if I have to type extra punctuation or more than two slashes max, the URL is too long. Modern CMS structure makes it hard for a beginner to use the same logic- files and folders have to be organized somehow- but over time I've gotten better at knowing how to pare down. Here are the best redirects I've set up:
Each of them takes a long URL that's either hard to remember, a pain in the ass to type, or both, and condenses it into something snappy and memorable.
Has anyone said you're difficult to work with? Don't answer that.
Here's a traditional CMS-based website I made.
Here's an even lighter website I made.
Working closely with the Fanbyte community and staff, we coordinated three (so far!) livestreams benefiting Campaign for Southern Equality, raising an overall total of $5,458.67 to aid LGBTQ southerners. I'm a little biased, but these streams are solid proof that my work only gets better with time.
Nothing. I'm not like SquareSpace or whatever; I don't want to landlord you into paying me every month until the end of time. But you can read this URL, I need money to live. I keep things light, which means small file sizes, minimal bloat, and as much future-proofing I can muster. If you like it, great! Whatever I made is yours now. If you have follow-up questions, great! I'll answer them. So yeah, are you really sure you want to manage the entirety of your streaming and web presence? I'll give you a second to think on it.
I don't do flat-rate pricing. Your project isn't cookie-cutter, and my style isn't either. So let's talk about it! Shoot me an email to get things started. (Want me to know for certain you're not a robot? Include the phrase "bongo dingus" somewhere in the subject line.)
I don't want to leave you completely empty-handed! That's a bummer for both of us. If the budget's tight or you've been taken by the DIY spirit, I totally get it. (If you're an LGBTQ student or streamer that's just starting out, shoot me an email! We can make it work.)
Here are a few free tools that might do what you need. Link to this site somewhere if you're feeling super generous.
|Owncast||Self-hosted livestream tool|
|Publii||Desktop static site generator|
|Crater||Invoice and expense tracker|
|Brackets||Live-coding desktop app|
Here are places to buy some nice California-based fonts, too: